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The Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend

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Every Autumn (and usually in October) the market town of Pickering hosts a very popular 1940s wartime weekend.

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Much of the event takes place around the North York Moors Railway, with authentic steam trains departing regularly for Levisham (or "Le Visham" as it is called for the weekend) - where a French village occupied by German troops is recreated !

Back in Pickering itself there are parades of 1940s military and civilian vehicles (including tanks, armoured cars, trucks and vintage sportscars), as well as British soldiers, American G.I.s and a whole host of civilian characters (including the odd "spiv" here and there)..

Whether you visit in period dress or just as a sightseer, the Pickering 1940s wartime weekend is an event to be experienced !

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