Yorkshire 1940s Weekends

Yorkshire 1940s Weekends

Yorkshire’s 1940s Weekend events take place across the summer and autumn months annually in some of the county’s most beautiful market towns and villages. The vintage 1940s calendar kicks off in May with Haworth’s celebrated weekender. Yorkshire Dales centres Ingleton and Leyburn host their 40s weekends in July whilst Dales centre Grassington goes 1940s in September.

Pickering showground on the edge of the North York Moors hosts its wartime weekender in October and Yorkshire steam railways also hold classic 1940s events each year including the popular North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1940s weekend every October. Take a journey back in time, and dip into one of Yorkshire’s 1940s events this year!

Dress to impress - many weekenders include Best Dressed competitions

Dress to impress - many weekenders include Best Dressed competitions

Haworth 1940s Weekend – May

West Yorkshire’s most popular vintage event, the Haworth 1940s Weekend attracts huge crowds from far and wide, and always raises thousands for the Soldiers’, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA). All proceeds from the event go to Forces’ charities. Many arrive in classic vintage style to Haworth station via the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and the cobbled Main Street is lined with vintage 1940s vehicles, bunting and shop window displays all in a 1940s style. A free vintage shuttle bus service also operates between Haworth Station and the Bronte Parsonage, along with fly pasts, terrific tea dances and vintage markets in the village’s parks.

Bridlington Old Town 1940s Festival

Bridlington Old Town 1940s Festival

Bridlington Old Town 1940s Festival - June

Bridlington Old Town 1940s Festival takes place in mid-June annually and features a fantastic entertainment programme in a superb heritage seaside setting. The event attracts big name 1940s style performers such as Lola Lamour and The George Formby Experience. Other highlights include over 800 fabulous food and 1940s vintage stalls, re-enactments, displays of vintage vehicles, choir performances, a singing town crier and more. Browse the festival's website (link below) and facebook page for the latest events and happenings this year. Book accommodation early for this very popular Yorkshire 1940s event.

Ingleton’s 1940s Weekend - July

Ingleton village on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales goes classic 1940s in July annually, offering a fun packed weekend of classic nostalgia. The event features 40s swing discos, a military parade, vintage vehicle displays, 40s themed exhibitions, tea dances and vintage market stalls. The waterfalls village is the perfect setting for a combined vintage and walking weekend.

Leyburn 1940s Weekend - July

Head to pretty Yorkshire Dales market town Leyburn in late July for their 1940s weekend. Remember the war years in Wensleydale and enjoy a fabulous Saturday night dance along with vintage vehicle displays and themed events centered around the Wensleydale Railway with station stop at Leyburn.

Vintage 1940s Parades!

Vintage 1940s Parades!

Grassington 1940’s Weekend – September

Grassington goes 1940s with its weekender annually in September, beginning on the Friday evening with great musical entertainment featuring Lindy Hops and a brass band. Head to the town hall for the tea dance, and other highlights include vintage vehicle and aircraft displays in Grassington central square, vintage market stalls and more!

Pickering 1940s Weekend & Whitby Spirit of the 40s & Swing Era – October

Taking place in the main arena of Pickering Showground situated just south of the North York Moors market town, the Pickering Wartime & 1940’s Weekend is held annually in October. Organised in conjunction with ‘Britain Does Vintage’, this classic 40s event features a wealth of day and night entertainment from singers, dancing and workshops to 1940s fashion shows, best dressed competitions, living history performances and World War II re-enactments. Vintage fairground rides for the kids also form part of the event.

Coinciding with the Pickering 1940s weekend event in October, the Whitby Spirit of the 40s Swing Era event takes place at Whitby Pavilion on West Cliff.

Make it a perfect vintage weekend escape and travel between Pickering and Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway to enjoy both events!

Whitby's 40s extravaganza usually kicks off at 7pm and goes on till late. The event features a big band dance, singers and more. Tickets are available from the Whitby Pavillion or from Linda on 01947 605 407. Find out more on the event's official facebook page below.

Steam Trains go 1940s - Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth Station

Steam Trains go 1940s - Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Haworth Station

Steam Railway 1940s Events

Not only do Yorkshire villages host Fabulous Forties weekend events, you’ll also find them on the region’s vintage steam railways. Hop aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in mid-October and experience the Railway in Wartime with stations like Goathland and Grosmont along the route hosting street parades, re-enactments and vintage vehicle displays. The little Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway also features a 1940s weekend event annually in September ‘Celebrating the Bull dog spirit of the home front’. Re-enactments take place across this weekend event, and vintage trains take on a 1940s theme.

B&Bs in Leyburn

  • Harmby   (1.1 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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  • Carlton-in-Coverdale   (4.6 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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  • Leyburn   (0.1 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    Stunning B&B in Leyburn set within beautiful grounds and gardens, with four luxury double en-suites, locally sourced breakfasts, private parking and glorious views of the Dales.
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  • Bedale   (6.2 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    Award-winning B&B near Bedale and Richmond with beautifully appointed ensuite rooms, guest lounge, conservatory, and 24 acres of grounds. Free Wifi. Evening meals by arrangement.
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  • West Witton   (3.2 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    Grade II listed guest house with 300 years of history in the Yorkshire Dales. En-suite guest rooms. Free Wi-Fi. 4 stars. Award-winning breakfast.
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  • West Witton   (3.3 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    Capple Bank Farm offers beautiful bed & breakfast accommodation guest house awarded AA 5* in 2011. Quiet haven with stunning and extensive views of Wensleydale.
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Accommodation in Haworth

  • Keighley   (1.6 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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  • Haworth   (1.4 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Haworth holiday park with camping pods. On-site facilities include play areas, a bar, a shop, communal WiFi and a games room. Laundry facilities and toilets on site. Sleeps 5.
     
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  • Haworth   (0.3 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Haworth holiday home with river and steam railway views, near the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Ideal for walkers. Well-equipped and modern throughout. Sleeps 4.
     
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Accommodation in Bridlington

  • Bridlington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bridlington)
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    Homely and comfortable Bridlington self-catering holiday apartments providing affordable accommodation with sea views. Well-equipped with free on-site parking. Open all year.
     
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  • Bridlington   (0.2 miles from the centre of Bridlington)
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    Award-winning open plan apartments & suites in Bridlington overlooking South Bay & the harbour with double fronted 'suntrap' patio. Restaurant/ bar opposite. Sleep 2-8.
     
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  • Bridlington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Bridlington)
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    Stunning 4 & 5 star Bridlington holiday apartments with large private balconies & wonderful sea views. Offering luxury self catering accommodation in Yorkshire.
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Accommodation in Ingleton

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  • Low Bentham, nr. Ingleton   (3.4 miles from the centre of Ingleton)
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    A delightful stone holiday cottage situated by a tidy lawned garden/orchard and enjoying some beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Bright and welcoming, it adjoins ...
     
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  • Clapham, nr Settle   (3.9 miles from the centre of Ingleton)
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    Yorkshire Dales B&B in Clapham. Accommodation with an on-site licensed restaurant, and with spacious rooms including free WiFi. Luxurious throughout. Families welcome.
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Accommodation in Grassington

  • Grassington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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  • Grassington   (0.0 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    This luxury, pet friendly, first floor studio apartment which was once a blacksmiths workshop sleeps 2 people in the village of Grassington in the the Yorkshire Dales National P...
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  • Grassington   (4.8 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    Fully equipped Wharfedale caravans near Skipton with 2 bedrooms. Showers & beautiful views. Located on a quiet caravan park/farm site within the Bolton Abbey Estate. Sleep 4.
     
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Accommodation in Pickering

  • Pickering   (2.6 miles from the centre of Pickering)
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    Self-catering holiday cottages providing family-friendly and pet-friendly accommodation in Wrelton, on the edge of the North York Moors. On-site parking and Wi-Fi. Sleeps 6.
     
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  • Pickering   (0.3 miles from the centre of Pickering)
    Sleeps 4
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    Stylish self-catering bungalow with enclosed garden in Pickering only yards from shops and inns. Peacefully situated with parking and WiFi. Family and pet friendly.
     
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  • Pickering   (0.1 miles from the centre of Pickering)
    Sleeps 10
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    Charming selection of old stone self catering holiday cottages in and around Pickering, North Yorkshire Moors. Pets welcome, log fires, short breaks. WiFi and parking. Sleep 2-10+
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B&Bs in Whitby Town Centre

  • Whitby   (0.2 miles from the centre of Whitby Town Centre)
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    Located in Whitby, Sanders Yard - B&B is near the sea and minutes from Captain Cook Memorial Museum and Whitby Abbey.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the guestrooms featuri...
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  • Whitby   (0.2 miles from the centre of Whitby Town Centre)
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    Stylish room only guest house in Whitby's old town, superbly set amongst the character cobbled streets just 2 minutes from the nearest beach. Great seasonal deals.
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  • Whitby   (0.3 miles from the centre of Whitby Town Centre)
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    Victorian guest house providing luxury accommodation in Whitby, with spacious en-suite rooms and hearty daily breakfasts. Families welcome. WiFi available.
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Accommodation in Goathland

  • Goathland   (0.5 miles from the centre of Goathland)
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    £485
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    Charming Grade II listed self catering Goathland cottage situated on the North York Moors near Whitby. Sleeps 6 with summer swimming pool & gardens. Pet friendly by arrangement.
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  • Goathland   (0.5 miles from the centre of Goathland)
    Sleeps 3
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    Charming holiday cottage in Goathland village overlooking the steam railway. Family friendly with enclosed garden & woodburner. Pets welcome and short breaks available. Sleeps 2+1.
     
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  • Goathland   (0.3 miles from the centre of Goathland)
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    A beautiful Edwardian house: lovingly refurbished; many original features; walks from the doorstep; steam railway locally & uninterrupted views - a perfect escape to the country!
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