”Bomb Happy,” York Normandy Veterans’ Play. Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is proud and delighted that once a year, York Normandy Veterans accept its invitation to  play host to them, with a ride on the train followed by a buffet lunch. Last year, the event was on Father's Day 2016, On that occasion, Ruston Hornsby 88DS, Rowntree No3, was named Ken Cooke, after one of the Veterans who is an ex employee of Rowntree's and all the veterans were given honorary membership of the DVLR Society. More details: Click button: In the picture, R to L: Ken ‘Smudger’ Smith, George ‘Merry’ Meredith, Albert ‘Bert’ Borritt, Ken ‘Cookey’ Cooke, Dennis ‘Hank’ Haydock. The play, Bomb Happy, was written about the Veterans life-changing experiences of those days during the invasion of Normandy, using the memories of the York Normandy Veterans. The play has ensured completion of their wishes that their experiences would not die with them. In Sept. 2016, Dennis Haydock passed away at the age of 92. In Sept. 2017, George Meredith also passed away, aged 92. The 2017 Yorkshire Tour was 6th October               Helmsley Arts Centre                              7.30pm 13th October            Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond     7.30pm 26th October             Pocklington Arts Centre                         7.30pm 10th November        Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax    7pm 16th November        Junction, Goole                                         2.30pm 24th November        Otley Courthouse, Leeds                         7.30pm York Normandy Veterans Commemorate VE Day Tuesday 8 May 2018 YouTube video by That’s York TV
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
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Naming locomotive Ken Cooke Naming locomotive Ken Cooke
In the picture, York Normandy Veterans. R to L: Ken ‘Smudger’ Smith, George ‘Merry’ Meredith, Albert ‘Bert’ Borritt, Ken ‘Cookey’ Cooke, Dennis ‘Hank’ Haydock. ”Bomb Happy,” York Normandy Veterans’ Play. Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is proud and delighted that once a year, York Normandy Veterans accept its invitation to  play host to them, with a ride on the train followed by a buffet lunch. Last year, the event was on Father's Day 2016, On that occasion, Ruston Hornsby 88DS, Rowntree No3, was named Ken Cooke, after one of the Veterans who is an ex employee of Rowntree's and all the veterans were given honorary membership of the DVLR Society. More details: Click button: The play, Bomb Happy, was written about the Veterans life-changing experiences of those days during the invasion of Normandy, using the memories of the York Normandy Veterans. The play has ensured completion of their wishes that their experiences would not die with them. In Sept. 2016, Dennis Haydock passed away at the age of 92. In Sept. 2017, George Meredith also passed away, aged 92. The 2017 Yorkshire Tour was 6th October               Helmsley Arts Centre                              7.30pm 13th October            Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond     7.30pm 26th October             Pocklington Arts Centre                         7.30pm 10th November        Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax    7pm 16th November        Junction, Goole                                         2.30pm 24th November        Otley Courthouse, Leeds                         7.30pm Our friends and supporters at Yorkshire Wolds Railway.               Link >>   
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
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Naming locomotive Ken Cooke Naming locomotive Ken Cooke