Spitfire in Grassington Square

Our weekend starts on Friday evening in the Town Hall with an evening of entertainment provided
by Burnsall Empire Players followed by a Lindy Hop with Shack Shakin' Jack.

On Saturday and Sunday take a stroll around our village and cobbled streets whilst listening to the sounds
of the Royal British Legion Brass Band, Earby Brass Band, Paul Harper, Jane Francis, Mickey Ramsbottom and the Alka Seltzer Sisters and others.

Take a close look at a full size MK9 BR954 Spitfire, kindly sponsored by Cottages4you, wander down to the
Vintage Market , inspect the Military Displays and Re-enactor Camps.

Look out for the BBMF flypast featuring a Hurricane and a Spitfire.

We have a Tea Dance in the Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday from 2.00 - 4.00pm.

Saturday evening features Echo 42 Big Band (back by popular demand) with supper included.
(Tickets are required for all dance events, book early to avoid disappointment on 01756 753537)

This year's 1940's weekend is to include:

Royal British Legion Skipton Band
A full size Spitfire Mk9 BR954 in Grassington Square
West Yorkshire Austin / Classic Car Club parked around the village

Re-enactor camps and displays in YDNP Car Park to include:
A large selection of Vintage Military Vehicles
Fox Commando Royal Navy and Combined Operations Unit
American encampment
German 21st Panzer Div LHG
German 1st Kompanie GD
German Heer Signals Unit
Russian 13th Guards ‘Poltavaskaya’ Rifle Division
West Riding 28th Battalion Home Guard - 'C' Company
Some displays will include pyrotechnics.

Vintage Market Stalls
Paintball and Rifle Ranges

War gaming activities in The Octagon - Grassington Town Hall 10.00am to 4.00pm
Colin Foster and his team of war gamers from the Mailed Fist association in  South Manchester www.mailedfist.co.uk will present a number of games of army battles in Normandy, Naval and RAF activities associated to D Day 1944. War gaming is an exciting historical re-enactment using models, depicting battles from yesteryear.
 It is a fast growing leisure activity enjoyed by young and old alike.
Colin Foster will present a fascinating talk “The Men in the Shed” at 2pm in the Octagon www.menintheshed.com on both Saturday and Sunday. Colin has researched an enormous volume of detail of over 18 Allied prisoners of war who were captured by the Germans in Normandy after D Day and held captive in a large garden shed. They all managed to sign their names on the shed wall. This was found after the war by an Englishman who bought the house and found the names inside the shed – they are of British Army servicemen, RAF pilots  and American airmen , all captured in June and July 1944. They were all sent to POW camps. Colin traces each one in a meticulous research of how they were captured and what happened to them afterwards. A number of these servicemen came from Yorkshire Regiments.

What's the cost to to you for all this entertainment (excluding the dances)?
Only £6 per car and occupants for the park & ride in a 1940's Vintage Bus from Threshfield Quarry - BD23 5PA
Parking in the Hebden Road YDNP car park is for disabled only

Contact us for more information at info@grassington1940sweekend.co.uk