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Grassington 1940’s Weekend

The Union Jack’s and sand bags have started making an appearance in the village this week, as Grassington prepares for its annual 1940’s weekend.

Visitors can get a nostalgically enjoyable taste of life 70 years ago – dancers in the streets, singers in the square and military re-enactors all help to engender a fabulous atmosphere.

There is also an exhibition to show another side of Britain during the war years; “The 1940’s Social Contract – Planning for a Fairer Future” will be on display in the Ladies Room at Grassington Town Hall and will look at how the Churchill coalition government set up a commission under William Beveridge to review the country’s ‘Social insurance and allied services’ and made recommendations for the post-war future.

Check out the short film of Grassington’s 1940s weekend last year to preview the event.