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Relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II and enjoy the various re-enactments, entertainment and vehicle displays along the line at Pickering, Le Visham, Goathland and Grosmont Stations.

Along the line of the heritage railway the clock will be turned back when Britain was in the thick of a world war. Each station will be transformed to create a variety of scenarios including child evacuees and a cinema showing films and newsreels from the period at Pickering, Home Guard demonstrations at Goathland, with music and dance entertainment at Grosmont. Levisham will once again be transformed into the German-occupied French village of Le Visham with re-enactment displays and Café Allée du Bois. Wreath-laying ceremonies at Pickering and Grosmont stations helped to underpin a serious message over the weekend.

Pickering Station will be recreating ‘The Sidings’ a wartime street which will include Joan’s wartime hair salon, NAAFI and Sidings Inn, wartime traders and live entertainment including Paul Harper. We are also delighted to announce that Ampleforth College Big Band will be playing a repertoire of music from the 1930s and 1940s Sunday afternoon.

NEW 2016, The NYMR is working with York Normandy Veterans and Everwitch Theatre to create an innovative new verbatim play as part of the annual Wartime event. The play will be based on the first hand experiences of D-Day and the subsequent battles to liberate France by the last five living members of York Normandy Veterans. ‘Bomb Happy’ will be performed on the 12th October at 8pm at Pickering Station in an original 1930’s historic railway carriage. Find out more - NOW SOLD OUT

The Railway in Wartime event has become so popular events have sprung up across Pickering. Check out our Partners for the event and Welcome to Pickering website

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