11-13 October: Pickering War Weekend 2013

The 2013 war weekend dates have been announced and thousands are expected to turn out again

The 2013 war weekend dates have been announced and thousands are expected to turn out again

The 2013 War Weekend on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway will take place on the 11, 12 and 13 October 2013.

The Railway in Wartime weekend has become one of the most popular events on the calendar, and the 2013 event will include lots of entertainment at the stations in Pickering, Grosmont, Goathland and Whitby, including:

  • an opening ceremony as the flag is raised to commemorate those who died during the war whilst serving on the railways
  • an amazing parade of vehicles and marching men and women in uniform on Saturday morning through Pickering
  • fabulous 1940s music and dancing at Grosmont Station
  • display of vintage tractors
  • the famous air raid reenactment at Pickering Station
  • Anderson shelter
  • delightful French café on Levisham Station (renamed for the weekend Le Visham and under Nazi control)
  • display of the Home Guard
The fabulous Sir Nigel Gresley arrives at Pickering Station

The fabulous Sir Nigel Gresley arrives at Pickering Station

If you’re planning to come to the Pickering War Weekend 2013 event whether in character or as a civvy, you will need to book accommodation early – the following links will help:

Pickering B&Bs for a night or two: http://www.hello-yorkshire.co.uk/pickering/bed-and-breakfast

Pickering cottages for a weekend or 7-day break: http://www.hello-yorkshire.co.uk/pickering/cottages

Pickering guest houses for a few nights: http://www.hello-yorkshire.co.uk/pickering/guest-houses

The 2013 war weekend is sure to be a hit, not least with photographers – here are some of our favourite pics from recent years:

So many wonderful people in authentic outfits gather at the war weekend

So many wonderful people in authentic outfits gather at the war weekend

1940s-style newspapers are available on the station

1940s-style newspapers are available on the station

Step back in time at Pickering Station

Step back in time at Pickering Station

Air raid preparations underway in Pickering

Air raid preparations underway in Pickering

There are some beautiful cars on parade on the Saturday morning in Pickering's market place

There are some beautiful cars on parade on the Saturday morning in Pickering's market place

The Pickering War Weekend parade continues

The Pickering War Weekend parade continues

The atmosphere is fantastic

The atmosphere is fantastic

Parked up outside Goathland Station

Parked up outside Goathland Station

Join in with a Lindy Hop at Grosmont Station

Join in with a Lindy Hop at Grosmont Station

There's so much on show in Le Visham

There's so much on show in Le Visham

More photos can be found here:

http://www.hello-yorkshire.co.uk/blog/12-14-october-pickering-war-weekend-2012