New for 2018 - Levisham station will see a celebration of Victory in Europe which will include 1940s style show bands, music acts, dance troupes and much more. Acts already confirmed for this year’s event include: Kitty Lamare, The Daisy Belles, Fiona Harrison and Five Star Swing. 1940’s Five Star Swing was especially selected for the reunion party of the original TV cast of “Dad’s Army”, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Palace, Imperial War Museum and H.M. The Treasury! The “G.I” musicians plus Simone as Vera Lynn will get you “IN THE MOOD” with the exciting vintage sounds of the 1940’s… sing-a-long with “We’ll Meet Again” & “The White Cliffs of Dover…

Additionally, you will be able to dine in the “British Restaurant”. Based on a national wartime initiative set up by Mrs Flora Solomon, who "pioneered the development of the staff welfare system" for Leeds-born retailer Marks and Spencer. Restaurants were set up in church halls, town halls and school halls serving basic food items at low prices. Churchill was very much in favour of this but disliked the original name “Community Feeding Centres” so suggested an alternative, the “British Restaurant”.

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Help us return back to traffic 3672 Dame Vera Lynn so visitors can enjoy the sight and sound of a genuine wartime locomotive! 

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. View our other Frequently Asked Questions.