THE Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster has announced the return of their big band evening shows, as part of its Step Back to the 1940s weekends this summer.

The shows are set to take place at the railway’s Kidderminster Town station on Saturday June 26 and Saturday July 3, starting at 7.30pm.

Guests will be whisked back in time and immersed in the atmosphere of the 1940s, with the sound of the Kalamazoo Dance Band and vintage singer Hattie Bee, followed by a simulated air raid at the end of the night.

The railway’s events manager Lewis Maddox said, “We’re so pleased that we’re able to put on this superb event for 2021, and can’t wait to welcome everyone to Kidderminster for an evening of 1940s-style entertainment.

"The Kalamazoo Dance Band are arguably the most popular 1940s big band on the circuit, and together with returning star Hattie Bee and other special guests, they’re guaranteed to get everyone ‘in the mood’.”

In line with government guidance, the event capacity will be reduced and guests will be allocated a bay of socially-distanced seating.

As the shows take place in the open air, guests won’t need to wear face coverings when seated, although they must be worn at all other times.

Tickets are available from at £30 for a party of two, or £60 for a party of four.