Yanks are Back in Saddworth

In September 1979 the film Yanks was released and shown in cinemas across the world. It starred, Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Lisa Eichhorn and Tony Melody. The film was shot in Saddleworth, Stalybridge, Oldham, Stockport and Hyde in the North West. The film was set in the 1940s and shows American troops stationed in the North West training for deployment to Europe for D-day.

In 2001 a small team of volunteers organised the first Yanks event in Uppermill. Since
then the event has grown to become one the best 1940s event in the North West!

On August 10th-11th 2019, the annual military show & vehicle parade returns to the villages of Uppermill in Saddleworth. The event brings a wide selection of fabulous 1940’s entertainment, historical displays and much much more…