Watercress Line gets prepared for war

The Watercress Line
The Watercress Line
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Experience what life was like in the 1940s and during the Second World War as the Watercress Line in New Alresford, Hampshire steps back in time this weekend.

One of the highlights during War on the Line will be the military and civil re-enactments, plus military and period vehicles to browse.

Visitors can also find out details about life on the home front, whilst The Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire will perform a stunning aerial display tomorrow only.

You can really feel as though you’ve been transported back to the 1940s by learning how to cook, clean and get by on rations as households did during this period.

Bomb disposal demonstrations will outline the terrifying job some had to do to secure the safety of the troops, whilst hot and cold rations (refreshments) will be available throughout the two-day event.

Children will have the chance to win prizes in a range of competitions and evacuee Richard Holdsworth will be on hand signing his book, Six Spoons of Sugar.

Admission is £16 for adults, £9 for children and £42 for a family ticket (two adults and two children), which includes unlimited travel along the line on the day of your visit.

For more details about what’s happening, see watercressline.co.uk