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8TH, 9TH, 10TH, AUGUST 2014
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH!










WW2Events.co.uk are very proud to present this years "Yanks are back in Saddleworth" on the 8th, 9th & 10th August 2014.

An unforgettable day out and fantastic experience for the everyone as the "Yanks" set up camp in the grounds of Saddleworth School in Uppermill, Saddleworth. This is a huge event that winds back the clock across the whole area taking you right back to World War Two!!!

This very popular annual event was first staged 13 years ago to celebrate the local filming of the Hollywood movie "YANKS" in 1979 starring Richard Gere. Many locations in Uppermill and neighbouring Dobcross were used in the film. Just like the movie set, living history reenactors and vintage military vehicles owners recreate an atmosphere of Wartime Britain. Lots of wartime entertainment, period stalls, dancing, military vehicle parade and much, much more...!

An action packed weekend with something for everyone! Check out the listings of events. This year's event promises to be the best ever...this is an event you cannot miss!!!

Now in its 13th year open to all Military & Classic Vehicles from 1914 to the Gulf war.
You will see, Military Vehicle Encampment, Militaria & Vintage stalls, Mr Churchill & Monty Visiting the troops, Vintage fun fair, 1940's Tea room and Cafe, British and American Classic Cars, WWII 36.7 litre V12 Griffon engine display (so dont forget your ear plugs), there will be musical entertainment on the field all weekend provided by 'Homefront Entertainments' topping the bill is Ricky Hunter along with Jayne Darling, as well as the fantastic duo Perfect Vintage, LATEST ENTERTAINER BOOKED KATIE MUSTANG (the new stage name of Katie Spitfire who has entertained us so well for many years) and there will also be FREE dance lessons with the Backstep Boogie Club.

In Uppermill Civic Hall on Saturday from 11am - 4pm our tea dance hosted by Paul & Jenny with DJ Jive spinning the discs, the Backstep Boogie Club with free dance lessons, also Wartime Cinema, entrance is £3 and this year we will have Ricky Hunter as a live act playing the trumpet and singing. Dont forget our popular Victory Swing Ball on Saturday evening 7-30pm till late at the Civic Hall Uppermill, all floors in the Civic will be open and topping the bill is Sticky Wicket and his swing orchestra along with DJ Jive spinning the discs and playing music from the decades plus FREE dance lessons down stairs by the Backstep Boogie Club, Tickets £18.00 only available in advance including Hot Wartime Supper, tickets are now on sale ring Ian 07815300547

Sunday you will see most of the above and more plus the Mayor of Oldham will be hosting a coffee morning with the Normandy Veterans followed by the Military Parade & Convoy AT 12 NOON IN UPPERMILL VILLAGE then on through Saddleworth and surrounding areas.

THE TIMES FOR THE LANCASTER BOMBER FLYOVER ARE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Yanks are back in Saddleworth appreciate the contribution of military vehicles from the Northwest MVT.

Admission Prices

This year because of high cost of maintaining the show and fulfilling our pledges to our nominated charities we have had to make the decision of charging an admission fee. Adults £5.00; Children up to 16 years £3.00; Veterans FREE and card carrying members of Re-enacter groups FREE.

GERMAN RE-ENACTORS:
NO BLACK (SD) ALLGEMEINE SS UNIFORMS WITH RED ARM BAND. RE-ENACTORS WITH WAFFEN SS COMBAT UNIFORMS ARE WELCOME AS LONG AS SS INSIGNIA IS NOT DISPLAYED.



For Further details contact:
Re-enacters Mick 07902026188 (after 18:00hrs)
Entertainments contact Ian 07815300547
Dance ticket enquiries Ian 07815300547
email yankareback@gmail.com
Military vehicles Gary 07949151726(after 18:00hrs)
Our man in Saddleworth Les 07791659416
Trade & general enquiries Paul "Dogtags" 07709052501
or e-mail pdt3945@hotmail.co.uk
Why not join us on Facebook @ official Yanks are back in Saddleworth 2014


This years chosen charities are
The Rifles "Care For Casualties"
Along with The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.



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8TH, 9TH, 10TH, AUGUST 2014
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH!

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