War Weekend 2019
Posted on 2nd October 2019 at 17:09
The celebrated Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend will wow the crowds on 11th, 12th and 13th October 2019!
Regarded as the centrepiece of the Pickering events calendar, the Wartime Weekend includes a full programme of World War Two and 1940s themed entertainment and events.
Over the years has spread throughout Pickering and along the heritage railway line.
Pickering plays host to exciting 1940s-inspired fun including singing, dancing, workshops, parades and even fashions shows along with vehicle exhibitions, history showcases and a number of workshops.
This year, there are some new events held along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway route.
There will Pickering D-Day Exhibition, which will include a visual display of the first 24 hours on the D-Day beaches. The town will host a plethora of World War II items such as a weapons exhibition, a bomb disposal display, live music at the Sidings Inn, a NAAFI wagon serving hot food, and much more.
On Friday 11th October, there will be a flag raising ceremony followed by musical entertainment. Highlights on Saturday will include a dance class and a visit by the Queen and the big D-Day Celebration. Please click here for event times.
Levisham will feature an interactive show called ‘Other Side of the Tracks’ taking visitors back to Hull 1941 and the evacuation of schoolgirl June and her adventures in the East Yorkshire countryside.
There will be re-enactments in Levisham Paddock, and there will also be the British Restaurants which was a World War II initiative that provided basic food items at low prices.
This year’s British Restaurant will include tasty items such as homemade soup, mince beef and dumplings and apple pie.
Goathland Station will also be participating throughout the event with a focus on the important of the rural landscape during World War II.
Throughout the weekend , there will be a Living History Display, 40s hairstyling, an agricultural equipment display, a field kitchen, a military camp and a LNER policeman keeping an eye on things!
Other key attractions include vehicle display, live music with Dickie Lanes, a fully equipped and occupied Anderson Shelter, a Make Do And Mend display, training displays and more. Businesses in Goathland are also due to take part.
Grosmont will feature an Eden Camp takeover during the Wartime Weekend, with fairground rides, military vehicles, vintage sweet shop and children’s games.
Other attractions include an RAF Plotting Room and an RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot’s replica dispersal hut. There’ll also be live music from the Seatones, a Touch of Brass and Bugle Band at various times.
The 49th (WR) Signal Regiment wil have a working display of military radio equipment, Ryedale RAFA will have a stand there’s be a First Aid Post display.
The Sunday will feature a Drum Head Service and Wreath Laying service.
Tickets prices apply throughout the weekend.
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