Village SCRAPS World War II re-enactment as organisers fear it could cause offence

The event has run for 25 years in the village of Levisham as part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s event Railway in Wartime, which pulls in thousands of visitors every year.

Traditionally Levisham is transformed into “Le Visham” a German-occupied French village and previous events has seen actors dressed as German soldiers patrolling the platform at Levisham station outside the Cafe du Bois.

But this year the railway’s operators have pulled that part of the event out of its schedule citing the Equalities Act and the need to consider “diversity and possible offence.”

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