Things To Do At WhitbyRailway in Wartime – 16th – 18th October 2015

Railway In Wartime Photographs

It is now 71 years since the Normandy beach landings, but for three days, the clocks will be turned back to the 1940s as part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s annual ‘Railway in Wartime’ weekend, running from 16th – 18th October 2015.


Railway In Wartime North Yorkshire Moors Railway by glenn-kilpatrick-whitby

What’s happening?

At stations along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line there will be stunning period displays; Pickering has a 1940s wartime street, Le Visham is a German occupied French village, Goathland has the Home Guard and Grosmont is home to an RAF base.

Buy your copy of the North Riding Chronicle (available from retailers in Pickering, NYMR station shops and on-line) to catch up with all that is happening during the Railway in Wartime event including re-enactments, a cinema, trade stalls, the Sidings Inn (Pickering Station car park), live music, dancing, sing-a-longs, a remembrance drum head service, wreath laying ceremony and much, much more.

Timings to note:

Friday
11.15 – Flag raising ceremony at Pickering Station, Railway in Wartime begins.

Saturday

09.00 to 16.00 – Pickering, Park St. closed to road traffic.
09.00 to 18.00 – Pickering, Market Place & Smiddy Hill closed to road traffic.

09.00 to 10.45 – Civilian vehicles form up along Park St. for the parade.
10.47 – Foot parade starts from the Junior School, marching along the roads before fall out at Smiddy Hill.
10.55 – After the foot parade passes Park St, the civilian vehicle parade will follow along the same route.
15.00 – Churchill will perform a VE Day speech outside the Sidings Inn.
15.30 to 18.30 – Ryedale Jazz play wartime music in the Sidings Inn.

Sunday

09.00 to 16.00 – Pickering, Park St. closed to road traffic.
09.00 to 18.00 – Pickering, Market Place & Smiddy Hill closed to road traffic.

09.00 to 10.45 – Military vehicles form up along Park St. for the parade.
10.50 – Military parade from Park St, performing two circuits of the town, with the final section followed by Altofts & Normington Brass Band in to
The Sidings at Pickering Station.
11.55 – Grosmont remembrance drum head service, march on standards and wreath laying ceremony.
15.00 – Churchill will perform a VE Day speech outside the Sidings Inn.
16.00 – Flag lowering ceremony at Pickering Station, Railway in Wartime end.

NYMR reserves the right to alter, cancel or suspend advertised attractions and services. NYMR accept no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay thereby caused. Entry to railway land other than stations is forbidden to non-permit holders.

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