Leyburn prepares for 10th anniversary 1940s Weekend celebrations

Photo: Mike Phillipson.

Leyburn is preparing for its annual 1940s celebrations which will take place in the town this weekend.

This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary and promises to be more popular than ever.

There will be music, singing, dancing, stalls and all manner of vehicles in the town including military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars, steam traction engines.

Many visitors take the opportunity to dress up in period costumes.

Among the attractions this year’s will be a rare glider which dates from 1947 and was used to train cadets in the basic principles of flight.

This year, there will be a  1940s photo exhibition entitled Leybuen Remembered in the Methodist Church.

Leyburn Amateur Dramatic Society will perform their version of ‘Allo ‘Allo in Commercial Square.

The performers will include Jayne Darling, Hattie Bee, Claire Louise, the Dales Community Pop Choir and Colin Bourdiec.

A vintage bus will shuttle motorists into the town centre from the car parks.

Two dances are planned on the Friday night at Wensleydale Rugby Club with Hattie Bee and then on Saturday night at The Wensleydale School, when Jayne Darling will be performing along with Colin Bourdiec as George Formby.

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