Pickering Station War Weekend Events 

Friday 

 

10.45 Platform 1: Evacuee Children depart to Levisham Station 

 

11.00 Platform 1: Flag Raising Ceremony 

 

 

 

11.00 to 17.00 Pickering Station (Car Park): The Sidings: 

 

Cinema will be showing wartime newsreels 

 

NAAFI (refreshments), Blitz & Pieces and memorabilia stalls 

 

Navy mine detection display 

 

 

 

On the Friday, many of the military and civilian vehicles arrive at the railway 

 

 

 

Saturday 

 

10.00 Market Place: Paul Harper will be performing live music 

 

 

 

11.00 Market Place: Foot Parade with re-enactors and local wartime groups 

 

 

 

11.30 The Sidings (Car Park): Paul Harper will be performing live music in the Bandstand 

 

 

 

10.00 to 17.00 Pickering Station (Car Park), The Sidings: 

 

Cinema will be showing wartime newsreels 

 

NAAFI (refreshments), Blitz & Pieces and memorabilia stalls 

 

Navy mine detection display 

 

 

 

Entertainment in The Sidings Inn: 

 

13.00 ‘The Hummingbirds’ 40s style singing group 

 

14.00 Brandyn Shaw comedy singer (as heard on Radio 4) 

 

15.00 Paul Harper live music 

 

16.00 Ryedale Jazz, a selection of 30s & 40s music 

 

Happy Hour Early Evening Jazz 

 

17.30 Sing and Dance with the Hummingbirds’ wartime glamour 

 

20.15 Brandyn Shaw’s Evening Show 

 

 

 

Throughout the Day: 

 

The Sidings and Platform 2: Home Guard Parades 

 

The Sidings: Sing-a-Longs and Special ‘Cockleshell heroes’ display 

 

Mulberries Terrace: Wartime Disco 

 

 

 

Sunday 

 

10.30 The Sidings (Car Park) Drumhead Service by the Bandstand 

 

 

 

10.50 Platform 1: Honour Guard and Standards accompany wreath to War Memorial Garden for Wreath Laying and Last Post. 

 

 

 

Throughout the Day: 

 

Mulberries Terrace: Wartime Disco 

 

 

 

11.00 to 17.00 Pickering Station (Car Park): The Sidings Open: 

 

Cinema will be showing wartime newsreels 

 

The NAAFI, Blitz & Pieces and memorabilia stalls 

 

 

 

Entertainment in The Sidings Inn: 

 

12.15 Brandyn Shaw comedy singer (as heard on Radio 4) 

 

13.00 Paul Harper live music 

 

 

 

Entertainment in The Sidings Bandstand: 

 

11.15 Paul Harper will be performing live music 

 

14.00 Ampleforth School Swing Band 

Levisham Station War Weekend Events 

 

Friday 

 

Displays and Lectures by the German Military 

 

Field kitchen cookery and lecture 

 

Secret ham radio display 

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday 

 

Café Du Bois 

 

Displays and Lectures by the German Military 

 

Field kitchen cookery and lecture 

 

Secret ham radio display 

 

 

 

Saturday 

 

10.05, 10.50, 11.50, 13.00, 14.15, 15.35 Recruit Sign up, parade and drill 

 

10.15, 11.00, 12.00, 13.15, 14.25, 15.45 Recruit Medical 

 

10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.35, 14.55, 16.20 Firepower display Featuring Artillery 

 

11.15, 12.15, 13.30, 14.45, 16.10 Recruit Firing Range 

 

 

 

Sunday 

 

10.15, 11.35, 12.45, 13.55, 15.10 Recruit Sign up, parade and drill 

 

10.25, 11.45, 12.55, 14.10, 15.20 Recruit Medical 

 

10.40, 12.00, 13.10, 14.30, 15.35 Recruit Firing Range 

 

10.50, 12.10, 13.20, 14.40, 15.45 Firepower display Featuring Artillery

 

Goathland Station War Weekend Events 

 

Friday 

 

Auxiliary Commando Airborne: Commando encampment (behind Tank House), various training displays and scenarios 

 

A variety of wartime trade stalls will also be on display 

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday 

 

Pontefract Home Guard: Various scenarios 

 

North East Military Vehicle Club: Allied vehicles on display and soup kitchen to feed the troops only 

 

Combined Forces: RAF (and other forces) camp in the Goods Yard with weapons display 

 

Ministry of Food: Instructive demonstrations on how to make best use of the food available 

 

Washday Display: Everyday life before the invention of washing machines. ‘Make Do & Mend’ display 

 

Bevin Boy: A miner will tell of the story of the Bevin Boys 

 

David Hesketh: Period agriculture display 

 

Auxiliary Commando Airborne: Commando encampment (behind Tank House), various training displays and scenarios 

 

A variety of wartime trade stalls will also be on display 

 

Dickie Lines: Musical entertainment outside Tea Room 

Grosmont Station War Weekend Events 

Friday 

 

Throughout the Day, Platform 2 

 

NAAFI (Station Tea Room) serving meals and refreshments 

 

Anderson Shelter display 

 

Vintage Stall, rear of NAAFI 

 

 

 

12.00, Platform 2 (Marquee): “Company B” Theatre Group. Wartime Variety performs 

 

 

 

RAF Grosmont (Car Park) 

 

RAF Battle of Britain MK2 Spitfire arrival and setup late afternoon 

 

RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot’s replica dispersal hut as used by RAF Battle of Britain Fighter pilots awaiting Scramble 

 

RAF Plotting room in operation with RAF Officer Explainer on site near Spitfire 

 

Messerschmitt 109 Cockpit display 

 

Lewis Gun site 

 

 

 

Saturday 

 

Throughout the Day, Platform 2: 

 

NAAFI (Station Tea Room) serving meals and refreshments 

 

Soup kitchen, serving soup & refreshments 

 

Cake & Tart stall serving vintage lemonades 

 

Anderson Shelter display 

 

Rear of NAAFI: Vintage Stall 

 

Marquee; ‘Company B’ Theatre group playing Wartime Variety Shows 

 

Rear of NAAFI: Green Howards XIX regiment of foot display 

 

Ticket Office: 49th (WR) Signal Regiment, working display of military radio equipment 

 

 

 

RAF Grosmont (Car Park) 

 

RAF Battle of Britain MK2 Spitfire. Ex RAF Pilot presentation about the Spitfire 

 

RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot’s replica dispersal hut as used by RAF Battle of Britain Fighter pilots awaiting Scramble 

 

RAF Plotting room in operation with RAF Officer Explainer on site near Spitfire 

 

Messerschmitt 109 Cockpit display 

 

Lewis Gun site 

 

Field Hospital Unit 

 

Screaming Eagles Willys Jeep 

 

 

 

12.00 Platform 3: ‘Jive Mood’ will be performing live 

 

 

 

Sunday 

 

Throughout the Day, Platform 2: 

 

NAAFI (Station Tea Room) serving meals and refreshments 

 

Soup kitchen, serving soup & refreshments 

 

Cake & Tart stall serving vintage lemonades 

 

Anderson Shelter display 

 

Vintage Stall, rear of NAAFI 

 

Marquee: ‘Company B’ Theatre group playing Wartime Variety Shows 

 

Rear of NAAFI: Green Howards XIX regiment of foot display 

 

Ticket Office: 49th (WR) Signal Regiment, working display of military radio equipment. 

 

 

 

 

 

12.00 Platform 3: ‘Jive Mood’ will be performing live 

 

Bishop Auckland & District Pipe Band will be performing throughout the day 

 

 

 

RAF Grosmont (Car Park) 

 

RAF Battle of Britain MK2 Spitfire. Ex RAF Pilot presentation about the Spitfire 

 

RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot’s replica dispersal hut as used by RAF Battle of Britain Fighter pilots awaiting Scramble 

 

RAF Plotting room in operation with RAF Officer Explainer on site near Spitfire 

 

Messerschmitt 109 Cockpit display 

 

Lewis Gun site 

 

Field Hospital Unit 

 

Screaming Eagles Willys Jeep 

 

Vintage Cars 

 

 

 

Remembrance Service 

 

Drum Head Service & Wreath Laying 

 

 

 

11:55 (Car Park): Pipe Band, Standards (Cadets), Veterans, Re-enactors muster 

 

Bishop Auckland & District Pipe & Drums will play during the Muster. Pipe Major Douglas Ratcliffe 

 

12:15 Parade march off to Drumhead service area in front of RAF Spitfire 

 

March on the Standards: Redcar Royal British Legion Standard, Naval, Regimental & RAF Association Standards 

 

Drumhead altar to be constructed by Drums of Pipe Band 

 

Draping of Standards on Drumhead Altar 

 

 

 

Service to be led by Local Clergy 

 

Act of Remembrance 

 

Saying “They grow not old” 

 

Last Post: Bugler Colin Carr 

 

One minute Silence 

 

Saying “Kohima” 

 

Reveille: Bugler Colin Carr 

 

 

 

Laying of Poppy Wreaths 

 

Lone Piper to play lament. Blessing, National Anthem 

 

Wreath recovery and relaying at War Memorial, Platform 2