War weekend gets underway in Pickering

Gazette & Herald: War weekend gets underway in Pickering War weekend gets underway in Pickering

THE clock will be turned back almost 70 years in Ryedale this weekend as thousands of visitors join a three-day celebration of the wartime role of the railways.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is staging the 20th annual Railway in Wartime weekend, which began today and commemorates the part played by Britain’s rail network during the Second World War.

Many of the visitors are expected to don 1940s-style clothing as they visit stations at Pickering, Levisham, Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby, with re-enactments and displays forming part of the weekend and other entertainment, including a Spitfire simulator, also being laid on.

Parades will be held in Pickering and vintage stalls, battles and dances will form part of the festivities at the town’s showground as Ryedale recreates life on the Home Front in 1943.

About 26,000 people are estimated to have headed to Pickering on the Saturday of the event alone last year.

A Park&Ride service will be running from Pickering Showground and there will also be other parking in the town and at stations along the route.

Coastliner buses will also be running to Pickering from York, Malton, Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby.

The celebration comes to a close on Sunday and more details are available at nymr.co.uk

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2:24pm Fri 12 Oct 12

sunnysteve says...

Went to the war weekend two years ago,the millitary vehicle parade is a must to see and a trip on the steam train to Grosmont and back is well worth it (if you can get on Pickering station.)
Went to the war weekend two years ago,the millitary vehicle parade is a must to see and a trip on the steam train to Grosmont and back is well worth it (if you can get on Pickering station.) sunnysteve

6:03pm Fri 12 Oct 12

catty69 says...

We are looking forward to this!!! Its a brilliant weekend :)
We are looking forward to this!!! Its a brilliant weekend :) catty69

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