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Stepping back in time at Monks Cross Shopping Centre
9:24am Monday 24th September 2012 in News
YORK will get a taste of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s ‘Railway in Wartime’ weekend on Wednesday morning, when a scouting party direct from the 1940s makes a stop at the Monks Cross Shopping Centre during an “Enlistment Tour.”
A military jeep, soldiers and civilians – including a pair of 1940s singers - is travelling around North Yorkshire and County Durham to let people know about the largest ever such weekend, which will be held on the railway between Pickering and Whitby from October 12 to 14.
During the weekend, each of the stations along the line of the railway will be taken over by a different group, with a traditional NAAFI open at Pickering – only open to those in 1940s dress – wartime music and dance at Grosmont, and Goathland converted into an RAF base, supported by the Home Guard.