Sunday, 14 October 2012

Pickering 1940's Weekend


We had a fabulous day on Saturday in Pickering for the annual 1940's weekend.


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We were just in time to see a train pulling into the station bringing lots of passengers all dressed in 1940's attire,



"Stanley" had all the ladies swooning over him!!


We listened to a rousing speech from Sir Winston Churchill


before making our way up to the town,
we passed a lovely fruit and veg van on the way


and a newly wed GI bride,


the milkman was delivering pints of milk.


Lots of mum's had their babies out in the fresh air,


and the spivs were out  selling their wares,


"watch anyone"?


By now we were ready for a pot of tea so we went into the vintage tea room that's owned by the lovely Anne from "made and found" blog,


we were lucky as there was a table for two in the corner so we ordered a pot of tea and sausage rolls with chutney


Cheryl-ann from  "Taylor made in England"  blog was our waitress and it was nice to meet up with bloggy friends.


Back outside I stopped people to ask to take their photo,


a policeman stopped a family who looked like they were doing a moon light flit 


and found a incendiary bomb in the pram!


All too soon it was back to the station to wave our sweet hearts goodbye.


Lucey x 

21 comments:

moonstruckcreations said...

What a fab day out!

Helenxx

Daisy said...

Oh it looked like such fun! Love your photos.xxx

Primroses Attic said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun,love
the fruit and veg van ,and what a lovely vintage tea shop.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I would love to go somewhere like this, I'm not sure I could do the whole dressing up thing, but it looks loads of fun! Ada :)

VintageVicki said...

Looks like great fun :)

We visited Pickering in the summer and rode on the steam train - a lovely day out and such a pretty one too :)

Beki said...

Looks like a real fun day xx

Rose H (UK) said...

What a wonderful day you had!
Rose H
x

Carol said...

I love the Pickering Wartime Weekend, was wishing I could have gone again this year. Looks like you had a great time, thank you for taking us along.
Carol

WinnibriggsHouse said...

What great photos. Often wanted to visit for the 40s weekend, but was put off at a local 40s do where some of the re-enactors really put down those who only 'dressed up' as if they had no right to join in. Pickering does look a jolly affair, perhaps we will get there one day.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Absolutely lovely and thank you so much for sharing!
All the best,

Josie-Mary said...

Look like a lovely day out! x

KC'sCourt! said...

What a wonderful day!
Julie xxxxxxx

Liz said...

Fabulous! Looks amazing and love the idea of everyone getting into the spirit of the day!
Liz & Shortbread & Ginger

Anne said...

It looks like a wonderful day! I love Pickering but have never been for the 40's weekend. Looks like great fun.

made-and-found said...

Thank you Lucey for your lovely post-Such brilliant photos and a super record of a first class weekend.It was lovely to meet you-just sorry I didn't have more time to chat and so glad you enjoyed our pop-up tea room.
Much love Anne x

Hen said...

Oh what a shame we didn't bump into you. It's been a fab weekend and your photos are really great.
Hen x

Cheryl-ann Taylor said...

Hi...
Gorgeous, so lovely to see you. I just love the Winston photo, my new crush he's so fab and so is his wife Mayme! I've just done a little bloggy too!

Much love

C x

nicedaydesigns said...

Hello from your newest follower! That looks like such a blast, I'm a huge fan of costume parties, and I would have loved all that(my particular fav is the veg van!)

The Vintage Bazaar said...

Looks like a fab way to spend a weekend. Lizzie

Amy said...

Looks perfect. I would have loved to get dressed and go. My favorite era and favorite generation!!! ~Amy

Betty said...

What a fantastic event! everyone really made it authentic with the outfits - I especially like the spiv with the watches for sale!