DIDCOT Railway Centre took a journey back in time by inviting 225 school pupils to take part in a D-Day commemoration.
Dressed in Second World War evacuation clothing, the pupils carried gas mask boxes and were accompanied along the platforms at the centre by staff from the Great Western Society’s education team.
Among the year three pupils at the centre yesterday were Bethany Wright and Adam Baker, from Ladygrove Primary School.
Bethany said: “I went in the air raid shelter and they turned off all the lights and then we heard the air raid siren.”
The Great Western Society runs the steam railway centre next to Didcot Parkway railway station.
Spokesman Adrian Brodie said: “The air raid shelter is an original feature.
“We thought it would be a good idea to have an event like this on D-Day and it went very well.”
Our top stories:
- Oxford United v Swindon Town - UPDATES
- CLARIFICATION: Hygiene report of Delight 2 in Didcot
- Man 'obsessed' with BBC journalist goes on trial after allegedly breaching restraining order against her
- Families urged to consider signing up for organ donation
- Oxford United send match tickets to fans caught up in season ticket delay
- Five things you need to know in Oxfordshire today