VE Day Event

V for Victory – 8 May 2020

Join us for a street party at Horsted Keynes Station this bank holiday!

We will be recreating the 40s atmosphere to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on Friday 8 May.

A fun and nostalgic event for the whole family. Dressing up is a must – but leave the spam at home!

What’s On

  • The Lindy Hop Dance Group – come and learn some new steps between 11am and 2pm
  • Allcock and Brown – the music hall duo will be performing monologues and singalongs of the 1940s
  • 23rd Sussex Home Guard – a 1940s reenactment group
  • Blitz n Pieces – will be performing wartime favourites and singalongs to Vera Lynn
  • A 1940s spiv act
  • Newhaven’s Town Crier Jason Ede
  • A display of 1940s vehicles

Timetable

We will be operating our Service 3 timetable:

Sheffield Park 9:30 10:45 12:00 1:15 2:30 04:00
Horsted Keynes 9:47 11:02 12:17 1:32 2:47 04:17
Kingscote 10:02 11:17 12:32 1:47 3:02 04:32
East Grinstead 10:10 11:25 12:40 1:55 3:10 04:40
East Grinstead 10:30 11:45 1:00 2:30 3:45 05:00
Kingscote 10:39 11:54 1:09 2:39 3:54 05:09
Horsted Keynes 11:05 12:20 1:35 3:05 4:20 05:25
Sheffield Park 11:20 12:35 1:50 3:20 4:35 05:40

Explore the line

While our VE Day event is taking place at Horsted Keynes Station, an All Day Rover tickets allow you to explore the entire Bluebell Railway and hop off at all our stations as many times as you like.

You can catch a train to Sheffield Park to explore our interactive exhibition SteamWorks!, visit our accredited museum, and grab a bite to eat in The Bessemer Arms. Then, go up to Kingscote where you will find our children’s play area and Well House Kiosk, which serves a variety of snacks.

Prices

Ticket type Advance Tickets On The Day Tickets
Adult Rover £17.00 £20.00
Child Rover (3-15 yrs) £8.50 £10.00
Family Rover (1 adult + 3 children) £28.00 £35.00
Family Rover (2 adults + 3 children) £44.00 £49.00
BRPS Adult Member Rover £8.50 £10.00
BRPS Child Member Rover £4.25 £5.00
BRPS Family Member Rover (2 adults + 3 children) £22.00 £24.50
Carer Rover Free Free
Dog £2.00 £2.00

You can also purchase platform only entry on the day for £7.50 for adults and £3.75 for children.

How to get here

You can catch a train from Bluebell Railway’s stations at Sheffield Park or East Grinstead, or drive directly to Horsted Keynes where there is a free car park.

Please contact Charlotte Archer, charlotte.archer@bluebell-railway.co.uk if you are interested in displaying a 1940s vehicle or running a vintage trade stall at the event. 

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