HUNDREDS of people travelled across the county as West Somerset Railway hosted a 1940s railway weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday (September 14 & 15) visitors enjoyed seeing 1940s inspired displays, civilian and RAF re-enactors and vehicles at venues in Watchet, Minehead, Bishops Lydeard and Stogumber.

Traders from across Somerset also came to the event and sold 1940s items and memorabilia from the Second World War.

And visitors also had the chance to listen to talks from local historians and find out more about the history of West Somerset Railway and life in Somerset during the 1940s and the Second World War.

In a post on social media Robin Wichard, co-organiser of the event, said the weekend was a big success and thanked everyone for attending.

He said: “A massive thank you to all you attended the West Somerset Railway 40s Weekend and made it such a great success.

“Thanks also to the staff and volunteers of the railway and to the committee (especially Mark and Sara) and people of Watchet without whom the event would be so much poorer.

“Finally a special thank you to Steve Hopwood who spent many hours before and during the event travelling round with me and undertaking all of the jobs necessary to make the event work.

“You are all stars - here’s to next year.”