ACORN visited Pickering on Saturday 12th October to experience the WW2 weekend. Not quite knowing what to expect we were thrilled to find many locals and visitors dressed up in period costume and engaging in dancing in the street, singing along to WW2 favourites and browsing local shops bedecked with flags and full of curiosities.

Even the local cafes and hostelries got into the act with entertainers and music blasting out old favourites “run rabbit run” “roll out the barrel” and “bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover”.

Although a dark period in our history the British certainly knew how to make the most of what was available as demonstrated by the ladies from the land army, waafs, home guards, spivs, RAF Personnel of all ranks, Russian Navy selling bloomers in the street, all supervised by the good old British Bobbies.

Vintage cars, land rovers, motorcycles, and even an exotic wheelchair, all added to the atmosphere.

I would highly recommend this event to anyone looking for a highly entertaining weekend.

Plans are progressing for the great ACORN Spooktacular Halloween event, tickets for which are available now, and our next adventure to Leeds for Xmas shopping on 30th November. Anyone wishing to join us on our adventures can make enquiries on the telephone number below

Ken Robson


01325 321471.