Wensleydale 40s Weekend ( Return to Diary Page )

The villages of Leeming Bar, Bedale, Finghall, Leyburn and Redmire in conjuntion with Combined Ops of Sheffield created the second of their Wensleydale Railway War weekend's called 'Operation Dalesman'. Members of the Durham Tees Valley MVT and the Noth East Military Vehicle Club supported the event at both Redmire and Leyburn stations along with regular road visits to the villages. The weekend was to designd to allow visitors to see troops, vehicles and equipment of the British, Commonwelth, American and free European forces. There were lots of civilians dressed in period costume travelling the railway and a single decker vintage bus transported people too and from the different stations to the villages. The weather for once was in our favour and lots of people attended, particularly on the Sunday. At Leyburn station people were entertained by two excellent banjo playing singers while a church parade was held in the village. Talking to the Leyburn village organiser he was very pleased with the response for the weekend and was already beginning to plan additions to next years event, we will be there again next year.

Redmire escapades


Top man visiting this location

Who wears the trousers here??

Here's one I prepaired earlier!!!



oooops!!! Dug testing 4 wheel drive

£100 per recovery according to Clifton




Winston on his way to Leyburn



Leyburn Station

what time is the next bus?

Free bus rides between stations and villages

Troops and Passengers entertained

they were realy good and kept it going all day


And the fire arc is ???


Absolutly brilliant!!

Not often you get personaly serenaded

A brilliantly restored 1940's wood burning Polish Field Kitchen used during WW11 to feed up to 300 people at any one time



An excellent weekend, looking forward to next year







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