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8TH, 9TH, AUGUST 2015
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH 2015










WW2Events.co.uk are very proud to present this years "Yanks are back in Saddleworth" on the 8th, 9th August 2015.

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 15 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 16th year open to all Military & Classic Vehicles from 1914 to the Gulf war.
You will see, Military Vehicle Encampment, Militaria & Vintage stalls, Mr Churchill, General Patton & Monty Visiting the troops, 1940's Tea room and Cafe, British and American Classic Cars, WWII 36.7 litre V12 Griffon engine display (so don't forget your ear plugs), there will be musical entertainment on the field all weekend provided by 'Homefront Entertainments' topping the bill is Maria Manchester, Jane Francis, Lilli Moore as well as the fantastic duo Perfect Vintage, other entertainers will be announced shortly 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 Trina spinning the discs from the Backstep Boogie Club, also Wartime Cinema, entrance is £3 and includes FREE dance lessons. Don't 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 Trina 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.

A BBMF flypast has also been applied for and details will be announced as soon as possible.

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

Admission Prices

This year we have had to make the decision of charging the same admission fee as last year. Adults £5.00; Children up to 16 years £3.00; Veterans FREE and card carrying members of Re-enactor groups FREE. A family ticket is available at £12.00 for 2 adults and 2 under 16's. Don't forget if you get your hand stamped you can enter the show as often as you like during the week-end.

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-enactors contact Paul Smith 07480117685
Entertainments contact Ian 07815300547
Dance ticket enquiries Ian 07815300547
email yankareback@gmail.com
Military vehicles Paul Smith 07480117685
Our man in Saddleworth Les 07791659416
TA & Cadets Gary 07949151726 (after 18:00hrs)
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 2015


This years chosen charities are
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Along with Local Cadet Units.



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8TH, 9TH, AUGUST 2015
YANKS ARE BACK IN SADDLEWORTH 2015

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