Severn Valley Railway prepares for 1940s weekend

07 June 2021
The heritage railway announces the return of its 'big band' evening shows, as part of its 'Step Back to the 1940s' weekends this summer, with live Saturday night entertainment.

The Severn Valley Railway is to see the return of its 1940s event weekends at its Kidderminster Town station on June 26/27 and July 3/4 with 'big band' evening events on both Saturdays June 26, and July 3, starting at 7.30pm. Evenings are said to 'end with a bang', as a simulated air raid takes place.

Guests are expected to be 'whisked back in time' and immersed in the heady atmosphere of the 1940s, with the big band sound of the Kalamazoo Dance Band and vintage singer, Hattie Bee.

Hattie Bee Severn Valley Railway

Singer, Hattie Bee will entertain visitors to the railway for the 1940s-themed event.

In line with government guidance, the event capacity has been reduced and guests will be allocated a bay of socially-distanced seating. As the shows take place in the open air, guests won’t be required to wear face coverings when seated, although they must be worn at all other times.

Band Severn Valley Railway

Members of the Kalamazoo Dance Band, who will perform during the events.

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The railway’s events manager Lewis Maddox said, “We’re so pleased that we’re able to put on this superb event for 2021, and can’t wait to welcome everyone to Kidderminster for an evening of 1940s-style entertainment. The Kalamazoo Dance Band are arguably the most popular 1940s big band on the circuit, and together with returning star Hattie Bee and other special guests, they’re guaranteed to get everyone ‘in the mood’.”

Tickets are available from the railway's website, including further details about the events.


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