Be transported back to 1940s Goathland Station, heart of rural Yorkshire which shows the importance of the North York Moors agricultural landscape during the war.  

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Wartime Trade Stalls, Including 40s hair styling and hats, clothing and militaria. Display of agricultural equipment of the era. The Auxiliary Commando Airborne will also be setting up camp during the day. 

Saturday & Sunday

Pontefract Home Guard will be protecting the station with an HQ at the station entrance. Both afternoons the Home Guard will deal with the aftermath of an air raid, and will hunt German airmen. 

  • North East Military Vehicle Club will have Allied vehicles on display and a soup kitchen to feed the troops. (Soup Kitchen does not provide food for public). RAF (and other forces) camp with weapons display. 
  • Musical entertainment with Dickie Lines outside the Tea Room. 
  • Ministry of Food instructive demonstrations on how to make best use of the food available.
  • Washday and 'Make Do and Mend' Display. Everyday life before the invention of washing machines. 
  • A miner will tell of the story of the Bevin Boys. 
  • Auxiliary Commando Airborne will have an encampment (behind the Tank House) with various training displays, including bayonet practice, bomb disposal, battle training, and a patrol into the village. 

To supplement the ever popular Wartime Tea Room will be a bar in the Waiting Room dispensing beers from the Great Yorkshire Brewery along with snacks and sandwiches. 

In Goathland Village, shops and the pub will be decorated in 40s style. US forces will be camped at the Inn on the Moor. 



The above timings may slightly change and more events added nearer the event date. Page updated 18/4/2018