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All aboard for a weekend when a Ryedale market town goes back in time – the Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend will wow the crowds on 13th, 14th and 15th October 2017! 
Often regarded as the main event in Pickering’s annual events calendar, the Wartime Weekend includes a packed programme of World War Two and 1940s themed entertainment. While it is run by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway the event has attracted numerous participants, including dancers, singers, parades and ‘fashionistas’. 
Pickering then plays host to fascinating military vehicle exhibitions, history showcases and a number of workshops. 
One of the pinnacles of the event is the Wartime Weekend Dance, which this year has a change of venue and will take place at The Black Swan. A huge marquee will house a wooden dance floor, cocktail bar and live music. 
Here’s a taster of some of the themed events taking place during the weekend: 
Saturday 14th October 
Foot parade by Yorkshire Corps of Drums, followed by all military disciplines and a large number of 1940 military vehicles ...  
Sunday 15th October 
A civilian vehicle parade including luxury vintage cars and motorcycles. 
There will be stalls throughout the event in the car parks of the White Swan and the Black Swan pubs. 
Other events include a wartime show at the Kirk Theatre, just outside Pickering’s town centre. Find out more about Pickering’s involvement with the event here.  
And of course, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will take guests and enthusiasts back to the wartime era with a huge range of events at Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont stations. 
The town will be hectic so if you need a taxi during the Wartime Weekend, if you can, please book in advance and allow for extra time for your taxi to arrive during this wonderful event!  
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