Wartime Weekend on track to be a success

Passengers board a train at Goathland Station for Wartime Weekend. Picture by Ceri Oakes.
Passengers board a train at Goathland Station for Wartime Weekend. Picture by Ceri Oakes.

The hotly-anticipated Wartime Weekend will be “bigger and better” than ever according to the event’s organisers, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

It begins on Saturday October 14 when the foot parade will be led by the Yorkshire Corps of Drums and will include all disciplines of the military, followed by a vast array of 1940s military vehicles.

The Sunday will see the return of the civilian vehicle parade with classic vehicles such as a 1930s Austin 10, Rolls-Royce convertible and period motorcycles.

Over the three-day event families can hop on board steam and heritage diesel trains and relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II, whilst enjoying various war-themed entertainment and vehicle displays at stations along the iconic North Yorkshire Moors Railway line.

Each station will be transformed to create a variety of scenarios and performances including a wartime street, ‘The Sidings’, at Pickering, Home Guard demonstrations at Goathland and RAF themed Grosmont, with a replica mk9 Spitfire.

Levisham will once again be transformed into the German-occupied French village of Le Visham with re-enactment displays and Café Allée du Bois.

In honour of those who fought tirelessly to ensure our freedom today, there will be wreath-laying ceremonies at Pickering and Grosmont stations.

To buy tickets visit https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/wartime.