The Pickering War Weekend is 16 – 18th of October. Learn about how we lived in the 1940’s with this reminiscent weekend, attend some of the events taking place either in Pickering or aboard the NYMR – great fun and informative too!
There will be the usual street parties and displays, special exhibitions at Beck Isle Museum, North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway and the Kirk Theatre. Villages along the Railway line will also be holding events too.
The event starts at noon on Friday when the flag is raised in Pickering and from then on many visitors arrive in period costume. Saturday sees processions in the High Street, military vehicles, singers, bands and 40's style evening dances.
On the Friday and Saturday evenings from7.30pm -11pm there will be nostalgic dancing and fun to the music of Ava Disco with DJ Lynne. The event will include original soundtracks of events that took place during those WW2 years and dancing to nostalgic music for swing plus old time favourites such as the valeta, St Bernard Waltz, military two step plus quicksteps and foxtrots. Tickets price £11 (including buffet) obtainable from Pickering Tourist Information Centre (01751 473791).
The railway stations are taken over with Levisham becoming occupied France and Goathland defended by The Home Guard. It is a popular and fun event which is growing each year.
So why not make your base one of our Valley View Farm Cottages as you and your family are transported back to the War time years of the 1940's.
If you would like to book a stay at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.