The Big One!  The Railway in Wartime event is our most popular weekend of the year, with over 30,000 people descending on Pickering and along the line for an extravaganza of entertainments, re-enactments and much more. Visitors and exhibitors alike dress in wartime fashions and uniforms, from child evacuees to American Paratroopers.

Each station has something unique – Pickering is home base with an array of traders and vehicle displays as well as parades through the town and a general festive atmosphere; “Le Visham” becomes German-occupied France for the duration; Goathland a base for “Dad’s Army” – the Home Guard; while Grosmont is overrun with Brylcreem Boys as it becomes an RAF base.

Now in its 24th year the Railway in Wartime event generates amazing footfall over the course of the 3 day event producing excellent coverage through television and radio plus local, regional and national press, where better to advertise your company name?

Every year the Railway in Wartime event generates an extra £1 million into Pickering and Ryedale’s economy, with visitors travelling from across the UK and around the world to attend.

Gold: Full Event Sponsorship - £10,000 (+VAT)

  • Banners x4 displayed at Pickering, Levisham, Goathland & Grosmont for the duration of the event (to be provided by you).
  • X8 tickets to attend the event throughout the weekend.
  • Your Logo featured on the NYMR Railway in Wartime website, advertising artwork, on press releases and event programme/daily timetables.
  • A quote and up to 150 words to be included in the press release.
  • Logo, image and up to 300 words to be included online on the Railway in Wartime event page with links to your own website.
  • Social media posts to include details regarding your sponsorship of the event.
  • Logo included in the Wartime Ration Book (Event Guide) (Print Dist. tbc).
  • A3 posters to be displayed along the line (NYMR to approve artwork & sites).
  • A4 notice to display in your business showing your support for the 2016 Railway in Wartime event.