The first day of our World War II / 1940s event has attracted a large and enthusiastic group of visitors.

As well as entertainment, families could get involved in making code wheels.  There were evacuee scenarios and many people enjoyed the war time fayre in Rita’s Tearooms. The pub games and local ales went down well with the adults.

For those curious about how the tramways operated during the Second World War, our Curator, Laura Waters, was on hand to explain how the trams would have looked from inside Glasgow 812, with blacked out windows.  There was even a Schedule of Reserved Occupations dating from 1939 to view.

Inside the Exhibition Hall were trade stands featuring a range of books and memorabilia.

All this plus the trams running from the period for regular trips out to Glory Mine and the beautiful Derwent Valley views.


Crich Tramway Village is a brand name for the National Tramway Museum (Accredited with Arts Council England), solely owned and operated by The Tramway Museum Society, incorporated in England with liability by guarantee (no. 744229). Registered charity number 313615. Our ICO number is Z6700136.

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