The Yanks are back in Saddleworth 2015

The sun shone on the quaint little village of Uppermill, Saddleworth for “The Yanks are back in Saddleworth” weekend.

The streets were lined with people who had come to join in the fun and to be a part of another fantastic 1940’s weekend which celebrates the fact that Uppermill was part of the beautiful and scenic filming location for the 1979 movie “Yanks” starring Richard Gere.

The weekend was action packed with military vehicles, a parade through the village, vintage clothing stalls, face painting, re-enactments and lots of entertainment in the village and at the school.

A Churchill lookalike gave the famous speech, the crowds were in awe at the Spitfire flyover and George Formby was part of the musical entertainment.

“Perfect Vintage” went down a real treat getting the crowd to sing-along and encouraging people to have a go at learning how to dance.

It was fantastic to see everybody enjoying themselves, mingling, discussing their outfits and happily posing for photographs.

There was something for everyone and the organisers really put in a lot of hard work. The event was another fantastic success, uniting people and bringing them together  – 1940’s spirit was in full force!

*Photograph credits  to my fabulous and talented brother who has kindly let me use his photographs for this blog feature. Original copyright rules apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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