A WEEKEND nostalgia event has been cancelled due to low take-up of stand bookings.

Leyburn 1940s Weekend had been planned for July 22 to 24 this year, but the directors of Leyburn and Mid Wensleydale Partnership Ltd have made the decision to call it off.

Director and Leyburn Town Council chairman Richard Sanderson said: "This was a very difficult decision for us but stand bookings were not coming in so the sums were not adding up.

"We also had logistical issues including a lack of volunteer stewards. We will review the situation next year and we hope to revive the event which has been much enjoyed in the past. It would help us make a favourable decision if anyone willing to help gets in touch with us via the Leyburn Town Council office."