WARTIME nostalgia was indulged at the IW Steam Railway's 1940's weekend.

The themed weekend was enjoyed by around 3,000 visitors, when the railway went back in time.

Richard Hale, commercial manager, said: “The '40’s weekend has been well established in our calendar for years, and its been evolving ever since."

The weekend's events included a series of educational and family-based activities from recreations of famous 40’s cultural landmarks, to a fly-over of Spitfires courtesy the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Many exhibitors turned up in full era-appropriate dress, ranging from the common British soldier right through to some who gamely dressed as French resistance fighters.

Historical re-enactors from as far as Australia took the opportunity to put on a full variety of outfits all representing specific aspects of the war.

Mr Hale said: “We had a range of vehicles for people to see, from military vehicles to post war vehicles.

“In the future, I think we’d like to see a bigger variety of vehicles at the event, maybe some heavier vehicles like armoured cars or even a tank.

“We’d like to thank all of our exhibitors and guests for a wonderful weekend.”