Get Involved

Leyburns 1940s Weekend is a ‘community’ event – only made possible by the efforts of individuals working together. It’s the same spirit of collaboration that defined the 1940s that makes our program of events so such a success, and so enjoyable. And the more people that ‘get involved’ the better it will be in the future.

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We’re constantly on the lookout for local volunteers, re-enactors from far and wide along with businesses to join in and ‘make it all happen’. So why not get in touch, let us know what you want to do – we’d be very pleased to hear from you.


It’s the many re-enactors who travel from all over the country to support the event that make it what it is. So if you’re a fan of the 1940s and are planning to attend the event this year we’d like to hear from you. Let us know what you’d like to see, what you’re planning on doing yourself and It’ll help us organise things just that little bit better.

We’ve got a page for re-eneactors where you can download a form that’s got all the information we’re after, and, for anything else, you can use the Contact Page.

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Its often said by visitors that its the friendliness of the locals that makes coming to The Dales so enjoyable. The people who live here themselves, not only enjoy the great countryside but also sharing the atmosphere with others.

That’s why the event started in the first place, and why it continues to thrive. But as it grows each year the event needs even more people, so if you live within easy reach of Leyburn and would like to help in ANY way, we’d love to hear from you. Join the army of helpers already signed up and ready for action. Just use the Contact Page

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The Leyburn 1940s Weekend is supported by many local businesses, along with an army of traders from all over the country with special goods and services that enhance both the atmosphere and proceedings.

If you’ve got a business that’s local or from affar and want to get involved. Take a look at the Traders Page, fill in a form and we’ll get back to you. For anything else, please use the Contact Page.