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-
An action packed weekend with something for everyone!
Even Mr. Churchill will be there.
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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 -
Victory Swing Ball on Saturday evening 7-
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-