Pickering Wartime Weekend 2014
PICKERING STEPS BACK IN TIME For The Annual Wartime & 1940s Weekend 2014
PICKERING WARTIME WEEKEND 2014 will get underway on Friday 10 October and will continue through the weekend on the 11th and 12th. Full details below, but first here's a glimpse of some recent Wartime Weekend pictures from our photo gallery...
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Pickering Wartime Weekend - Shots From the Past
Pickering Wartime Weekend 2012
Pickering Wartime Weekend 2010
Pickering Wartime Weekend 2006
Pickering Wartime Weekend 2001
WHAT'S ON 2014 Pickering Wartime Weekend
THE ANNUAL Pickering in Wartime Weekend is a spectacular international re-enactment event with participants coming from many parts of the world, making the Pickering Wartime Event the largest of its kind anywhere in Europe.
Along the length of the North Yorkshire Moors heritage steam railway from Pickering to Whitby, each railway station will hold individual events based on specific wartime themes. At the centre of the events, the historic market town of Pickering will play host to many individual events with local venues such as the Kirk Theatre's very own Pickering Musical Society performing a wartime musical comedy, the Beck Isle Museum will host a special display of wartime vehicles and weapons, the local pubs and clubs will provide live entertainment in a truly 40s style atmosphere.
Just outside of the centre of Pickering the Show-ground will offer a full itinerary of events and entertainment throughout the entire weekend.
Once again this wonderful location will turn back the clocks with the sights, sounds and smells of the 1940s for all to enjoy.
Pickering Musical Society are already planning their stage spectacular of musical comedy and singalong, taking place at the Kirk Theatre. A packed audience is expected so do book your tickets as soon as you can. www.pickeringmusicalsociety.co.uk
The pubs and clubs around the town will be entertaining with live music, singalong sessions and dance.
Events at Pickering Showground for the 2014 Pickering Wartime & 1940s Weekend.
Car parking will be available at the Showground and a shuttle bus service will operate for those wishing to travel into Pickering, buses will drop off and collect from East gate car park.
ATTRACTIONS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
- Full Itinerary of Daytime Entertainments including Singers, Dancing, Workshops Militaira & 1940s Vintage Stalls, Hair & Beauty Bar.
- Afternoon Tea Dance, Best Dressed Competitions.
- WWII Re-enactments, Living History Groups.
- Evening Big Band Dances & Onsite Camping.
EVENING BIG BAND‚ DANCES
Friday & Saturday - The Mike Brown Big Band‚ & 1940s DJ UXB
The wonderful Mike Brown‚ Big Band & 1940s DJ UXB will present 2 fantastic evenings of great music and dancing.
The dance hall will again be heated and draped, with 2 x licensed bars and have a cafe facility selling hot food, Dance tickets are £15 per person.
Camping is available on the Showground from Thursday 9th until Monday 13th October.
To book your dance tickets & camping email: email@example.com or book online www.pickeringshowground.co.uk, alternatively telephone 07870 210365
To enquire about trade stalls, book in military & vintage vehicles, and all re-enactment groups wishing to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As usual, accommodation will be in high demand and the early bird catches the worm, so we advise having a good look through our accommodation section (linked above), all accommodation listings provide direct links to accommodation providers, so you can avoid agency booking fees & book direct with the owners.
Pickering again will extend a warm welcome to re-enactors and visitors alike over the weekend which is a delight for all to see, hear and smell. It really does take you back to the 40s.
The Beck Isle Museum will provide a location for historical and educational displays both inside the museum and within the grounds where re-enactors will be on hand to talk to people about their exhibits. www.beckislemuseum.org.uk
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway will host events along the line at stations from Pickering to Whitby. www.nymr.co.uk
At Pickering Showground there will be a packed weekend of live entertainment and re-enactments, dances, camping, trade stalls and a park & ride facility - providing shuttle buses from the show ground to the centre of town. www.pickeringshowground.co.uk
Eden Camp Modern History Museum is a real 'must see' for anyone interested in the history or WWII. The museum is 7 miles from Pickering near the junction with the A64 at Malton, visitors are are treated to a unique collection of wartime scenes, exhibits and historical documents. www.edencamp.co.uk
2010 Wartime Weekend pictures were First Published: 18 Oct: 2010. All photos by: Dave Roberts
2006 Wartime Weekend pictures were First Published: 14 & 15 Oct: 2006. All photos by: Dave Roberts
2001 Wartime Weekend pictures were First Published: 22 Oct: 2001. All photos by: Dave Roberts
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