Leyburn to stage 11th 1940s Weekend

Photo: Mike Phillipson.

Leyburn will take a step back in time this weekend when the town will host its popular 1940s weekend.

Now in its 11th year, this year’s event promises to be the biggest yet.

A host of entertainment will be on offer in the Market Place and at other venues.

Activities and attractions include:

  • Music, singing and dancing
  • Stalls
  • Military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars
  • Renenactments

A vintage fair will be held at Thornborough Hall while businesses throughout the town get in the spirit by decorating their shop fronts.

The Wensleydale Railway will be running a steam train on its line over the weekend.

35018 British India Line will be running on both Saturday and Sunday. return tickets cost £15.

35018 British India Line.

There will be two car parks – one in the overflow car park at Tennants on the A684 and one at the Auction Mart. The cost of car parking will be £5 per vehicle.

Everyone who pays for parking will get a wristband and be able to use the shuttle buses for free.

Those that don’t use our car parks can still use the shuttle buses but will need to pay £2.

The Vintage Shuttle bus service operating between both car parks, the Railway Station, the Market Place and Thronborough Hall.

Camping is available at Wensleydale Rugby Club at a cost of £10 per pitch.

For more details on the 1940s Weekend click here.

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  1. inconsiderate motorists parking where they want have made what should have been a good day (Saturday)into a hell for many residents, lets hope tomorrow isn’t going to turn our streets (roads and pavements) into a free carpark for more selfish out of towners

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