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Record sales at wartime weekend
THIS weekend saw record numbers of people enjoying the wartime weekend, according to organisers.
Danielle Ramsey, marketing manager with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said everyone involved in the weekend was exhausted by Sunday evening, but plans had already begun for next year’s event.
She said: “We’re extremely happy with how it went.
“We had record takings on Saturday, about £5,000 more on tickets than last year, so we were very busy, but we were very happy with how it went, and a lot of people enjoyed themselves.”
Danielle said the event had become so successful, the charity hoped more people would get involved with the organisational side next year.
She said: “It’s been adopted by the towns but was started by the railway and we always need more volunteers.
“The NYMR puts an awful lot of money into this, and we need as much support as possible from people for next year, because we are a charity. Without our volunteers and paid staff to help out, we couldn’t have run the event, so a huge thank you to all volunteers across the line.”
Anyone interested in helping out with the railway, or with next year’s event should email firstname.lastname@example.org