Barry Wartime Weekend

[Updated 29 June]

Barry Wartime Weekend:  Aug 30 / 31st 2014

red arrowThis year`s Barry Wartime Weekend looks to be the biggest and best event yet, commemorating both the First & Second World Wars, with living history encampments for both periods and aerial displays at Barry Island on both days.

The RED ARROWS will be displaying over Barry Island Beach on Saturday 30th August.  The BBMF Dakota will also be making an appearance on Sunday 31st.( Times TBC).

The Barry Wartime Weekend will take place both at the Hood Road events field at Barry Waterfront, and at Barry Island Railway Station.  The venues will be linked by a  vintage train.

The event is a joint venture between Barry at War and Barry Tourist Railway.

Period entertainers Sandy Sparkle, and Ricky Hunter will be performing live throughout the weekend, and at the ‘Back to 44′ evening of nostalgia on Saturday evening. (Tickets Required).

There will be an aerial display at Barry Island on both Sat 30th and Sun 31st.

Wartime Weekend is supported by the Vale of Glamorgan and Barry Town Councils.  Admission to the event is FREE.


Confirmed at this time:

Living Historians:

  • 29th Infantry Division, WWII US Living History Group
  • Essex Yeomanry, Great War Cavalry Unit
  • Normandy Paratroopers, WWII British Living History Group
  • ‘Winston Churchill’
  • WW1 Living History Group


  • Sandy Sparkle
  • Ricky Hunter
  • Arthur Cook, of Blitz & Pieces


  • Red Arrows – Saturday Only ( Time TBC)
  • BBMF Dakota – Sunday only (Time TBC)
  • Red Arrows Flight Simulator
  • Army Field Kitchen
  • RAF Association, Barry
  • 372 Squadron (Barry) Air Training Corps
  • Royal British Legion, Barry
  • Support Our Soldiers (SOS)
  • Benporium

Please not that all flying displays are subject on the prevalent weather conditions being acceptable to the Royal Air Force, display teams.

 Further Information




We would like to hear from local traders who would like to attend this event.




Wartime Weeken, Barry US GI reenactors

Visitor Information

[Updated 26 June] The Barry Wartime Weekend will take place at the Barry Tourist Railway, at Barry Island Railway Station with a living history encampment at the Hood Road field, Barry Waterfront. The event is supported by Vale of Glamorgan and Barry Town Councils, and admission is FREE. Confirmed at this time: Living Historians: 29th Infantry …

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Reenactor & MV Information

[Updated 04 May] Living historians are invited to attend the event, and we are particularly interested in hearing from Great War and Home Front reenactors.   Military Vehicles are key to any wartime weekend, and we would like to hear from you if you would like to exhibit yours.  (Please no fibreglass Jeep lookalikes). Plastic camping and caravaning is available. …

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Barry Wartime Weekend

Trader Information

TRADE STANDS Trade stand bookings are being taken at a fee of £50 for the weekend, payable in advance.  Phone Ade Pitman on 07930 874161 for details.  Trader Forms can be downloaded from this page. Trade Stands will be placed either on the Barry Island Railway platform or the Hood Road field, please indicate which …

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Event Sponsors

Barry at War are now seeking community minded groups & companies to help us to fund the Barry Wartime Weekend 2014. The benefits to early sponsorship will ensure maximum publicity through flyers, press and social media. You can download a sponsor pack HERE.  

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Dressing 1940s

Dressing 1940s It`s a lot of fun to get into the spirit of things by dressing in period 1940s clothes.  Although there are many specialist shops for this, a quick trawl on the Internet will give you an idea, and a trip to the charity shop can have you taken back in time. A great …

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Back to '44; Evening of Nostalgia

The sounds  of Vera Lynn, Glenn Miller and George Formby will be come to  life at the ‘Back to 44′ evening of nostalgia at the Barry Wartime Weekend, performed by three of the best 1940s entertainers on the circuit. Throughout the Wartime Weekend we`ll have live Forties music performed by some of the best period …

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