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...We will update this page as plans and booking confirmations develop...

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Confirmed Dates for 2016!

This year our 1940s weekend will kick off up at the Town Hall on Friday 16th September with live music and dancing...acts to be announced shortly and tickets available soon.

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 our tea dance led by Maggie & Geoff Forrest.

Whilst walking around the famous cobbled streets you will hear live music throughout the day from a variery of performers including Paul Harper and Brandon Shaw. There will also be military displays with re-enactors and skirmishes, along with classic cars. You might also come across Churchill walking around the village, or maybe even chance 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, and back by popular demand, we have a Merlin Engine, which was first used to run a Spitfire and then later converted to power a Challenger Tank.

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Re-enactments

We would like to invite applications from individuals and re-enactor groups who can help us to make Grassington's 1940's Weekend an interesting, informative and most of all enjoyable weekend for all those who want to take part and those who just want to visit and watch the entertainment.

We plan to have camps of re-enactors in the National Park Car Park, we are completely open to suggestions and welcome your input to help us to create a weekend to suit everyone. This is your opportunity to add to a 1940's weekend format, please take it.

We are happy to welcome re-enactors in uniforms of any nationality but will not allow uniforms of the SS or the displaying of Swastikas.

If you would like to take part in our weekend then please send your request to bookings@grassington1940sweekend.co.uk

 

Vintage Military Vehicles and Classic Cars

Grassington lends itself to the 1940's era and what better stage could there be to join what we hope will be an amazing gathering of some of the best examples of vintage military and civilian vehicles in the north of England.

All vehicles attending the event must have valid insurance and will be allocated a parking space in or around the village, space will be limited and spaces allocated early.

If you would like to take part in our weekend please fill in the booking form below:

Available as a PDF or a Word document

 

Trade Stands

We have a limited number of trade stands selling 1940's vintage products in the National Park Car Park on Hebden Road alongside the Military Re-enactor encampments.

The trade stands available will be 3m x 3m or 6m x 3m pitches. Please try to camouflage your van if parking behind your stall.

If you would like to take part in our weekend please fill in the booking form below:

Available as a PDF or a Word document

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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.

 

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

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