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A glam time to be had by all as railway goes back to the 70s

NYMR 70'S fest with Danielle Ramsey,Peter Fisher,Laura Solomon,Sandra McNicoll. Pic Richard Ponter 14258a

NYMR 70'S fest with Danielle Ramsey,Peter Fisher,Laura Solomon,Sandra McNicoll. Pic Richard Ponter 14258a

It was the time of platform shoes, bell-bottom flares and glam rock – and it is returning to Ryedale this weekend.

Hot on the heels of Pickering’s 60s Festival, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is moving the clock forward ten years for its Awesome 70s Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Pickering, Levisham and Goathland stations will all take part in the event.

There will be performances from The Glamned and Monty’s Boogie Nights at Levisham on both days, and at Goathland, visitors can enjoy “Saturday Afternoon Fever” – and Sunday too – with a disco featuring dance classics from the decade.

The entertainment takes place from 12.30pm to 4pm on both days.

“The 1970s was a very important time for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, when it re-opened following its closure in the 1960s as a heritage railway, so no doubt there will have been a plethora of platform shoes, tight trousers and shaggy haircuts amongst our first leisure travellers,” said Danielle Ramsey, the railway’s marketing manager.

“The activities along the line are free for everyone with a valid NYMR ticket, with platform tickets available for anyone just popping in on foot or by car to join the groovy party!”

A number of 70s enthusiasts will be making themselves at home at Goathland, when they park up their classic cars from the era, including classic Ford Escorts to the ultimate icon of the decade, the Ford Cortina.

Tickets cost £10 for a Pickering-Levisham return, or around £20.50 for a Pickering-Goathland/Grosmont Day Rover.

 

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