ON SONG: Colin Bourdiec performing as George Formby
ON SONG: Colin Bourdiec performing as George Formby

THE line-up for Barnard Castle’s annual 1940s weekend has been finalised.

The event takes place between Friday, June 22, and Sunday, June 24, around Barnard Castle with entertainment for all the family.

Harmony vocal group Vintage Belles will be performing on Friday at TCR Hub, Shaw Bank.

The doors open at 7pm and tickets are still available priced £10.

From 10am on the Saturday and Sunday, the town will be transported back to the 1940s with re-enactment groups, displays and vintage vehicles on Scar Top.

Displays and tented encampments include airborne engineers, equipment and weapons displays, battlefield relics, Home Guard, drills, training, Newfoundlands representing Sgt Gander, and Battle of Britain operations room in Woodleigh.

There will be entertainment with 1940s music outside all day, including performances from Colin Bourdiec as George Formby and T’aint What You Duo – Damaris Jean and Rat Pack vocalist Steve Green.

The Methodist Church Hall will host a vintage fair and 1940s hair stylist.

During the weekend there will be a display of photos of 1940s Barnard Castle and Teesdale in St Mary’s Church.

Further displays and stalls will be on Market Place cobbles.

There will be free entry to the castle on both the Saturday and Sunday, with vintage games and re-enactment groups in the grounds.

Not to be missed on Saturday is an RAF Spitfire flypast, timed to be at 12.37pm, and recreation of an infantry firing display, scheduled to take place at 3pm.

Park and ride is available from Teesdale School, in Prospect Place.

On the Sunday, a 1940s-themed musical spectacular takes places in St Mary’s Church, with Barnard Castle Brass Band and St Mary’s Community Choir at 7pm for


For more information and an event guide, contact the town council on 01833 690970 or email clerk@barnardcastle