Barry Wartime Weekend

[Updated 21 Aug]

Barry Wartime Weekend:  Aug 30 / 31st 2014

rabarryThis 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.



  1.  The BBMF Dakota will perform a display at Barry Island and HOOD ROAD at 14.30 on Sunday 31st Aug
  2. Red Arrow display now changed to 12.30, Sat 30th August
  3. ALL military vehicles, living history encampments, trade stalls and entertainers will now be located at HOOD ROAD
  4. There is a craft fair located at Barry Island Station

Opening Times

The Hood Road Wartime Weekend Field will be open from 10 am – 5 pm on Sat 30th August, and 10 am – 4 pm Sunday 31st August

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 20th August] The Barry Wartime Weekend will take place at the Barry Tourist Railway, at Barry Island Railway Station with military vehicles, living history encampments, trade stalls and entertainers located at the Hood Road field, Barry Waterfront.  There is a craft fair at Barry Island Railway Station.  Admission is FREE. (Fare required for trains. See below) The RED …

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Renactor & trader caravan area and parking

Reenactor & MV Information

[Updated 14 Aug] 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 at the Hood Road field You can DOWNLOAD A TRADER BOOKING FORM HERE (.doc). You …

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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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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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  1. David John says:

    Would it be possible to let me know the the time of the red arrows display please as I am a member of the BBMF memorial flight.

    Many thanks

    Mr D John

    1. admin says:


      The Red Arrows are now to display at Barry Island at 12.30 on Sat 30th August.

      There is a a park & ride operating from Hood Road, where all the wartime stuff for the event will be located. The website page here is regularly updated.

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