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WW2Events present "Yanks are back in Saddleworth" event during August.

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 16 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 re-enactors 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!

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Even Mr. Churchill will be there.

2017  5th and 6th August

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Following details to be confirmed:

You will see, Military Vehicle Encampment, Military & 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, there will be musical entertainment on the field all weekend provided by 'Homefront Entertainments' also FREE dance lessons from the Backstep Boogie Club.

In Uppermill Civic Hall on Saturday from 11am - 4pm a tea dance entrance is £3 and includes FREE dance lessons.

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 kalamazoo Big Band 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.

Sunday, 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 led by Oldham Scottish Pipe Band and military veterans with Mr Churchill in the lead vehicle on through Saddleworth and surrounding areas up to the Carriage House public house at Marsden.

Admission fee  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.

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