Our weekend in 2014 got off to a sensational start with music on Friday
The Swing City Big Band followed by a Lindy Hop with Shack
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, model making and 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 square and streets you
will hear the sounds of Paul Harper and Jane Francis and can
participate in dance with Murray & Jill.
The Main Square will be the location for an 18 ton WWII American
Tank and a Half Track, kindly sponsored by Cottages4you
There will also be military displays with re-enactors and
skirmishes in the YDNP car park, classic cars and on Sunday a
Back by popular demand the Echo 42 Big Band will provide the
Saturday Night Entertainment, 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:
to download our event brochure here
West Yorkshire Austin / Classic Car Club parked around the
Re-enactor camps and displays in YDNP Car Park to
A large selection of Vintage Military Vehicles
Fox Commando Royal Navy and Combined Operations Unit
German 21st Panzer Div LHG
German 1st Kompanie GD
German Heer Signals Unit
German 276 Infanterie Division
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 Grassington Town Hall
10.00am to 4.00pm
Colin Foster and his team of war
gamers from the Mailed Fist association in South Manchester
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, this year model making will also be
It is a fast growing leisure activity enjoyed by young and old alike.
Colin Foster will also present two talks in the
Congregational Church, Garrs Lane, Grassington
Talk 1 - Operation
EPSOM - Saturday 20th September 2.00pm
Before EPSOM in late June 1944 there remained the chance
that a German counter-strike might seriously threaten the
bridgehead. After EPSOM, the Allies retained the strategic
initiative through to the liberation of France and Belgium.
This was a battle in which highly trained but largely
inexperienced British ‘follow-up’ divisions, confronted some
of the best equipped, best led and battlehardened formations
of the Third Reich.
Talk 2 - Debut at Caumont - Sunday 21st September 2.00pm
Again, this looks at part of Operation BLUECOAT (30th July -
7th August 1944) - the experience of 3rd Bn Scots Guards
during their first operation in Normandy (for many of them
their first, and sadly, last, fighting in WWII).
What's the cost to
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 - BD23 5PA
Parking in the Hebden Road YDNP car park is for disabled only
with payment of £8 per car
Contact us for more information at