View the highlights of this years 1940s weekend

A short film shot in, around and above Grassington's 1940s weekend 2015.

Video courtesy of John Jameson.


Welcome to our 4th 1940s weekend

The weekend gets off to a sensational start with music on the Friday from The Swing City Big Band followed by a Lindy Hop with Shack Shakin Jack.

On Saturday and Sunday, ride in on a vintage bus and take a stroll up the street to the Devonshire Institute where you can enjoy war games, as well as refreshments. From 2-4pm come and take part in the tea dance led by Maggie & Geoff Forrest, with music from Mickey Ramsbottom and The Alka Seltzer Sisters.

Whilst walking around the famous cobbled streets you will hear the sounds of Paul Harper and the Lancashire Belle and maybe even participate in a dance with Murray & Jill. There will also be military displays with re-enactors and skirmishes, and classic cars. You might also come across Churchill walking around the village, or maybe even stumble upon Carolyn on the trapeze.

Come and join us in the National Parks Car Park and there you will find the re-enactor encampments, vintage market stalls and military vehicles. On display this year we also have a Merlin Engine, which was first used to run a Spitfire and then later converted to power a Challenger Tank.

Come and join us for a dance on Friday night with The Swing City Big Band in the Town Hall (tickets required).

Echo Four Two Band are back by popular demand playing for their 4th year and providing the Saturday night entertainment - supper included ! (tickets required)


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Last year's 1940's weekend brochure is available to download:
Click here for a PDF copy


What's the cost to you for all this entertainment (excluding the dances)?

Only £8 per car and occupants for the Park & Ride, in a 1940's Vintage Bus from Threshfield Quarry

- Sat Nav: BD23 5AP -

Parking in the Hebden Road YDNP car park is for disabled only, and is £8 per car


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