Pickering In Business Welcomes 1940's war weekend

Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend - 13/14/15 October 2017 

Pickering War Weekend Singer
Pickering Wartime Weekend
Pickering 1940's Weekend Market Place Pickering
Pickering Wartime Weekend Entertainment
Please note that due to a major re-development the Exhibtion Centre on the Malton road will NOT be invloved in War Weekend 2017. 
Also note the Dance at Lady Lumley's is not happening this year, but fear not, The Black Swan in Pickering Market Place are erecting a huge marguee with wooden dance floor, cocktail bar and live music. Please see below for further information and tickets. 
Although Pickering has lots of parking available on this weekend a Park and Ride system will also be in operation. 
The centrepiece of the Pickering events calendar is the ever-popular Wartime Weekend, which is held every October, and includes a full programme of WWII and 1940s themed entertainment and events. The event is run by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway but is now so popular events have sprung up all over the town. 
Attractions including singing, dancing, workshops, parades and fashion shows, in addition to living history showcases, period vehicle exhibitions and re-enactments. Incredibly popular with visitors from all over the UK and beyond. 
Whether you want to dress up in period costume and get involved, or just do some sightseeing, it’s an excellent festival and fantastic fun for the whole family. 
To find our more see: http://www.nymr.co.uk/wartime/ 
We are pleased to announce we have some extra space for stalls priority given to 1940's theme with own stall/cover - Please get in touch 
Pickering Town Centre Events 
For 2017 the vehicle parades are making a dramatic comeback.  
On Saturday the 14th October, 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 foot parade will leave Pickering Junior School at 10:47am and walk along Middleton Road, Bridge Street, Market Place, Birdgate, and Smiddy Hill terminating on Hallgarth. 
The Military Vehicle parade will form up on Park Street from 9am on Saturday and then follow the foot parade up Market Place, Birdgate, and Smiddy Hill, Hungate and then along the Ropery to start a second loop up the Market Place again. 
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. The Military parade will be repeated with a civilian parade following this on the same route, starting at 11am approximately. 
The Market Place will also be host to children's rides including a Helter Skelter
Stalls selling all your 1940's needs will be situated in the White Swan and Black Swan car parks. 
The Black Swan will have a dance inside a large marquee on Friday and Saturday and Sunday night. With Live music, cocktail bar and food it is sure to be a truly swinging night. Dance tickets are available online or directly by visiting the Black Swan. Please follow the link. Black Swan Pickering 1940's Dance Tickets
Events Outside The Town Centre 
The Kirk Theatre will be hosting their very popular Wartime show over the weekend. Packed with all your favourite songs and dances from the 1940's. 
The NYMR and its Stations 
Below is a list of events and shows organised by the NYMR, this is the 2016 list, the 2017 details will be finalised shortly.  
Please click on a station name to see the list for that station. 
Pickering Station War Weekend Events 
Levisham Station War Weekend Events 
Goathland Station War Weekend Events 
Grosmont Station War Weekend Events 
If you would like to see a PDF of all the NYMR War Weekend stations then please use the link below. 
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