This weekend saw Pickering War Weekend successfully celebrate it's 18th year! The dates for next year’s Railway in Wartime event are 14, 15 and 16 October 2011. So get organised for next year as it is a popular event and accommodation gets booked up quickly.Revisit the past and wartime England with the The Pickering War Weekend. Visit Pickering and the surrounding villages to learn about how we used to lived in the 1940’s.
Events taking place in Pickering and on the NYMR include:
- 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.
Saturday sees processions in the High Street, military vehicles, singers, bands and 40's style evening dances.
On the Friday and Saturday evenings from 7.30pm -11pm there will be nostalgic dancing and fun to the music of Ava Disco with DJ Lynne (back by popular demand).
The event will include original soundtracks of events that took place during those World War II 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.
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.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is just a 30 minute drive from Valley View Farm in Old Byland, so why not stay at one of our 4 star self catering cottages and journey back in time to wartime England and learn how the railways played their part in history.