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.

Accommodation in Haworth

  • Haworth   (1.4 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Haworth holiday park providing accommodation in Mega Pods, for the ultimate glamping experience. On-site bar, shop, games room and play areas. WiFi and parking. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Haworth   (0.1 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    This is a first-class, stone-built, traditional end-terraced cottage, in a courtyard of private properties in the very heart of Haworth and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
     
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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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Accommodation in 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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    Modern self-catering holiday apartments overlooking Bridlington beaches. Self-contained with well equipped kitchens, dining areas and fantastic sea views. WiFi & parking permits.
     
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  • Bridlington   (0.2 miles from the centre of Bridlington)
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    £48
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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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Accommodation in Ingleton

  • Ingleton   (0.7 miles from the centre of Ingleton)
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    Beautiful self-catering holiday lodges near Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales. A tranquil site with comfortable accommodation for between 4 and 48 people.
     
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  • Ingleton   (0.1 miles from the centre of Ingleton)
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    Charming Victorian built Ingleton Bed & Breakfast with four ensuite rooms, locally sourced breakfast, comfortable lounge & limited parking. Facilities for walkers/ cyclists.
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  • Ingleton   (0.1 miles from the centre of Ingleton)
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    £334
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    This end terraced cottage is located in the Yorkshire Dales village of Ingleton and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
     
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Accommodation in Grassington

  • Grassington   (4.8 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    £250
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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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  • Grassington   (0.0 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    £80
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    Well appointed Grassington B&B ideal for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Ensuite rooms, delicious breakfast, comfortable lounge and lawn garden. Parking and bike storage.
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  • Grassington   (0.4 miles from the centre of Grassington)
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    Yorkshire Dales farmhouse B&B, 10 minutes' walk from Grassington centre. Lounge with open fire, riverside garden, WiFi, free fishing & parking.
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Accommodation in Leyburn

  • East Witton   (3.4 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    £278
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    Luxury one double bedroom Yorkshire Dales cottage close to Leyburn with exposed beams, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, driveway parking. Off peak short breaks. No pets.
     
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  • Harmby   (1.1 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    Leyburn B&B providing lovely farmhouse accommodation in beautiful surroundings, with great breakfasts and a guest lounge. Parking available. Families welcome.
     
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  • Redmire   (4.1 miles from the centre of Leyburn)
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    Welcoming 17th century inn ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Log fire, stylish ensuite guest rooms, restaurant serving home cooked food. Pet friendly. Families welcome.
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Accommodation in Pickering

  • Pickering   (0.5 miles from the centre of Pickering)
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  • Pickering   (0.1 miles from the centre of Pickering)
    Sleeps 10
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    £330
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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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  • Pickering   (3.6 miles from the centre of Pickering)
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    Unique complex of 16 luxury self catering lodges set within a beautiful woodland glen in the heart of North Yorkshire. Some with hot tubs. Free Wifi and parking. Sleeps 2-6 people.
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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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    Georgian townhouse B&B set in the historic town of Whitby with boutique en-suite rooms and suites to suit all budgets. Close to the town centre, harbour and Abbey.
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  • Whitby   (0.1 miles from the centre of Whitby Town Centre)
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    Centrally located Whitby B&B with extensive views of the Abbey, harbour and sea. Nine guest rooms including single, double, four poster & family accommodation. Breakfast award.
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  • Whitby   (0.1 miles from the centre of Whitby Town Centre)
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    Attractive Whitby guest house on the West Cliff with 4 stylish double/triple en-suite rooms. Award winning breakfasts each morning. Short breaks. Close to leisure centre. Free WiFi
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Accommodation in Goathland

  • Goathland   (0.3 miles from the centre of Goathland)
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    £32
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    Grade II listed B&B in Goathland, providing family-friendly and pet-friendly accommodation close village shops and the steam railway. WiFi and parking available.
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  • Whitby   (3.0 miles from the centre of Goathland)
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    Fantastic, award winning inn offering food that the locals claim to be the best in the area. Great North York Moors B&B. Comfortable, ensuite rooms and amazing views!
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  • Goathland   (1.4 miles from the centre of Goathland)
    Sleeps 4
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    £301
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    This delightful, character cottage sits in a rural location, near the village ofGoathland in North Yorkshire and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
     
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