Friday

10.45 Platform 1: Evacuee Children depart to Levisham Station

11.00 Platform 1: Flag Raising Ceremony

 

11.00 to 17.00 Pickering Station (Car Park): The Sidings:

Cinema will be showing wartime newsreels

NAAFI (refreshments), Blitz & Pieces and memorabilia stalls

Navy mine detection display

 

On the Friday, many of the military and civilian vehicles arrive at the railway

 

Saturday

10.00 Market Place: Paul Harper will be performing live music

 

11.00 Market Place: Foot Parade with re-enactors and local wartime groups

 

11.30 The Sidings (Car Park): Paul Harper will be performing live music in the Bandstand

 

10.00 to 17.00 Pickering Station (Car Park), The Sidings:

Cinema will be showing wartime newsreels

NAAFI (refreshments), Blitz & Pieces and memorabilia stalls

Navy mine detection display

 

Entertainment in The Sidings Inn:

13.00 ‘The Hummingbirds’ 40s style singing group

13.44 Winston Churchill will be met off the Shuttle from Le Visham, He will inspect the Home Guard then be accompanied to the Bandstand in the Sidings, where he will make a speech to local forces. After which he will retire to the Sidings Inn for a drink with Home Guard members.

14.00 Brandyn Shaw comedy singer (as heard on Radio 4)

15.00 Paul Harper live music

16.00 Ryedale Jazz, a selection of 30s & 40s music

Happy Hour Early Evening Jazz

17.30 Sing and Dance with the Hummingbirds’ wartime glamour

20.15 Brandyn Shaw’s Evening Show

 

Throughout the Day:

The Sidings and Platform 2: Home Guard Parades

The Sidings: Sing-a-Longs and Special ‘Cockleshell heroes’ display

Mulberries Terrace: Wartime Disco

 

Sunday

10.30 The Sidings (Car Park) Drumhead Service by the Bandstand

 

10.50 Platform 1: Honour Guard and Standards accompany wreath to War Memorial Garden for Wreath Laying and Last Post.

 

Throughout the Day:

Mulberries Terrace: Wartime Disco

 

11.00 to 17.00 Pickering Station (Car Park): The Sidings Open: 

Cinema will be showing wartime newsreels

The NAAFI, Blitz & Pieces and memorabilia stalls

 

Entertainment in The Sidings Inn:

12.15 Brandyn Shaw comedy singer (as heard on Radio 4)

13.00 Paul Harper live music

 

Entertainment in The Sidings Bandstand:

11.15 Paul Harper will be performing live music

14.00 Ampleforth School Swing Band

 

16:00 Closing Ceremony on Platform 1