Gazette & Herald: Pickering Wartime Weekend

The clocks will be turned back to the1940s once again when Pickering celebrates its annual wartime weekend between 10-12 October 2014.

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Pickering prepares to host the 2014 Wartime Weekend

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4:23pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PICKERING will soon be turning back the clock 70 years as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway hosts its annual Wartime Weekend.

Pickering Wartime Weekend declared success

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1:32pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

WET weather failed to put a damper on the Pickering War Weekend as visitors, organisers and local businesses declared the nostalgia event an overwhelming success.

Pickering’s three-day wartime festival brings town alive

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1:29pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

THOUSANDS of visitors stepped back in time for the annual Railway in Wartime weekend.

Wartime Weekend: A trip down memory lane at Pickering station

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1:24pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

Hannah Bryan takes a trip down memory lane and joins the visitors at Pickering station.

Wartime Weekend success could trigger expansion bid

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9:40am Monday 14th October 2013

A NORTH Yorkshire town travelled back 70 years to the days of conflict as its annual Wartime Weekend drew thousands of visitors.

Wartime weekend 'worth £1million'

Gazette & Herald: Lubelle Rose blows a kiss among the crowds at  Pickering Wartime Weekend

9:10am Thursday 18th October 2012

THE area’s economy was boosted by more than £1 million by this year’s Railway in Wartime nostalgia weekend, according to the mayor of Pickering.

Taking in the wartime ambience

Gazette & Herald: Pickering Wartime Weekend

4:13pm Wednesday 17th October 2012

IN the shadowy evening light, as dusk fell on Whitby Station, the man in the pinstripe suit cautiously approached us and gesticulated for us to move closer.

Pickering Wartime Weekend turns back the clock again to celebrate our finest hour

Gazette & Herald: Helen, Phil, Adam and Tom Beasley, of Beverley

9:43am Monday 15th October 2012

A GROUP of North Yorkshire villages turned back the clocks to 1943 as one of the county’s most popular events drew thousands of visitors.

Record sales at wartime weekend

Gazette & Herald: Record sales at wartime weekend

5:57pm Sunday 14th October 2012

THIS weekend saw record numbers of people enjoying the wartime weekend, according to organisers.

Thousands flock to wartime weekend

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4:13pm Saturday 13th October 2012

ONCE again, a group of North Yorkshire villages have turned back their clocks to 1943 this weekend, for one of the region’s most popular events.

War weekend gets underway in Pickering

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1:32pm Friday 12th October 2012

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.

Take a step back in time with Pickering Wartime Weekend

Gazette & Herald: Ivon Baker, Denise Pearson and Geoff Pearson in period dress at Pickering Station  for a previous Wartime eekend

3:48pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

TENS of thousands of visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will be stepping back in time this month for the 20th annual Railway in Wartime weekend – and we have put together a guide to make sure that you know what is happening, and where.

Word from the top

Gazette & Herald: A train pulls up at 'Le Visham' station

4:52pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

TURNING the clock back to 1943 is something that brings Philip Benham a lot of pleasure every October, and has done since he became general manager of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway eight years ago.

From the Malton Gazette and Malton Messenger, Friday, October 22, 1943

4:44pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

DOGS are not the only pets of the 50th Division (the ‘Fearless Fiftieth’) in which there are most Yorkshire regiments, stationed in the Mediterranean.

From the archive...

4:42pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

For women readers - The Steamer goes into Action

Wartime Weekend: Whitby

Gazette & Herald: A scene from a previous Wartime Weekend

4:39pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

Whitby is throwing itself into the spirit of the event once again, after its first foray back to the Forties last year

Wartime Weekend: Grosmont

Gazette & Herald: Music and dancing at a previouse wartime weekend

4:38pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

Music and dance, jiving and vintage car displays will bring the fun of the 40s to life at Grosmont Station throughout the weekend

Wartime Weekend: Under occupation at Levisham

Gazette & Herald: A German soldier stands guard at Levisham station, which was transported back in time to a French village under German occupation during the wartime weekend

4:35pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

VISITORS stepping off the train at Levisham Station during the Railway in Wartime weekend will be transported back to a German-occupied French village, Le Visham, where the theme this year is ‘Pionier Voran’, or ‘Pioneers to the fore’.

From the Malton Gazette and Malton Messenger, Friday, October 29, 1943

4:47pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

A SPECIAL committee of the North-Eastern Regional Council has been appointed to deal with air-raid distress fund cases in the area.

Wartime Weekend: Goathland

Gazette & Herald: A scene from a previous Wartime Weekend

4:33pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

FOR a taste of what happened on the home front during the second World War, head to Goathland Station where there will be plenty of events throughout the weekend.

All go at Pickering Showground

Gazette & Herald: Mickey Ramsbottom and the Alka Seltzer Sisters

4:27pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

Pickering Showground is entering into the wartime spirit for the first time this year, with stalls, entertainment, and a shuttle bus to town

From the Malton Gazette and Malton Messenger, Friday, October 15, 1943

4:20pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

A VERDICT of ‘death by misadventure’ was returned by the North Riding Coroner, Mr J L Whitehead, at an inquest held on George Strickland, aged 53 years, farmer of Manor Farm, Spaunton, who was killed when a plane crashed near the farm.

Pickering wartime weekend parades

Gazette & Herald: Pickering Wartime Weekend parade

4:18pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

The focus for many visitors during the Railway in Wartime weekend is Pickering, the starting point for trains steaming along the line to Levisham, Goathland, Grosmont and, finally Whitby.

From the archive...

4:14pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

For women readers - How to Store and Use Onions

Wartime Weekend: Pickering Station

Gazette & Herald: Aircrew from left, Richard Bass, Vince Scopes, Sam Moss-Pearce, Dean Bryan, James Newton

4:12pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

Pickering Station is the starting point for most people’s journey along the and it will be action-packed all weekend.

From the archive...

4:06pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

For women readers - How to avoid waste

From The Malton Gazette & Malton Messenger, Friday, October 8, 1943

4:02pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

A MALTON man serving in the Royal Navy, Ronald Dowson, played for England, who beat Scotland 3-1 in the Services soccer international at Gilbertson Park, Berwick.

From the archive...

4:00pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

For women readers - Make the most of Hedgerow Fruits

From a small seed…

Gazette & Herald: A scene from a previous Wartime Weekend

3:57pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s 1940s-themed weekend was the first of its kind to appear in the UK, and, though many similar events have since followed in its illustrious train tracks, it is still one of the largest events of its kind, having grown into something of a phenomenon, attracting tens of thousands of people every year.

From the Malton Gazette and Malton Messenger, Friday, October 1, 1943

3:53pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

THE Slingsby School Children have taken a most enthusiastic interest in the book salvage drive which has taken place in Slingsby during the past week, having collected 700 books and 496 magazines. Mrs Brown, headmistress, is complemented on this splendid effort.

Ryedale turns back time for war weekend

Gazette & Herald: A scene from last year's Wartime Weekend

12:44pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

THOUSANDS of people are expected to head to Ryedale at the weekend as the area turns the calendar back to 1943.

Shop turns back time for wartime weekend

Gazette & Herald: Carol Holtby, right, and her staff, from left, Margaret Makinson, Dorothy Mills and Sheila Dennis from Age UK in Kirkbymoorside get ready for the Railway in Wartime weekend

11:35am Wednesday 3rd October 2012

A CHARITY shop is turning the clock back to the 1940s in time for the annual Railway in Wartime Weekend, organised by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Railway In Wartime weekend recruitment drive

Gazette & Herald: Jem Frazer, Suzanne Vaughn and Pete Fisher entertain shoppers at Monks Cross

8:14am Monday 1st October 2012

MEMBERS of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Railway In Wartime Tour dropped in to entertain the shoppers at Monks Cross shopping centre.






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