PICKERING Station will turn back the clock when it hosts a Pirate Radio exhibit for visitors to the North York Moors Railway.

Music from the 1960s, including the Radio London Fab 40 for the week of July 23 1967, will be played across the railway throughout this weekend.

The tribute is all part of Sixties Fest, an annual throwback to an era when The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Monkees and The Who ruled the airwaves.

The exhibition will give the history of offshore radio and showcase all of the stations, their DJs and their unique styles.

There will be a special place in the display dedicated to Radio 270 which was on air from mid-1966 until its closure on August 14, 1967.

The station operated with a 10 kilowatt transmitter from a coaster in Scarborough Bay and was known in radio circles as the seasick station as the vessel was very small and the weather always choppy or rough.

Chris Dannatt, the organiser of the exhibit, and Geoff Pearson, a member of the Radio London team from 1964 to 1966 will be on hand to meet visitors throughout the weekend.

Mr Pearson said: “We’re very excited to bring our Pirate Radio exhibition to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Sixties Fest for the first time this year.

“Pirate Radio has a fascinating history and we’re sure families will love listening to the top songs of the decade.

“It’s not just Pickering station that’s getting in the groove as other stations along the line will be decked out in sixties fashion.”

Fares for the event start from £26 for adults, £22.10 for seniors and £13.00 for children.

Alternatively families can take advantage of a family ticket for £54 which grants access to two adults and two children.