A HERITAGE railway will be hosting a special tribute to pirate radio during its festival celebrating the 1960s.

An exhibition dedicated to the history of offshore radio, its stations and DJs and their unique styles will be on display at Pickering Station on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23.

It will be part of the railway’s 60s Fest and music from the period will be played across the railway throughout the weekend.

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Part of the Pickering display will focus on Radio 270, which was on air from mid-1966 until August 1967. The station operated on a 10 kilowatt transmitter from a boat in Scarborough Bay and was known in radio circles as the seasick station as the vessel was small and conditions usually very choppy or rough.

Chris Dannatt the organiser of the exhibit and Geoff Pearson, a member of the Radio London team from 1964 to 1966 will be available to answer questions during the weekend.

Geoff said: “Pirate Radio has a fascinating history and we’re sure families will love listening to the top songs of the decade.”

Other stations along the line will be decked out in sixties fashion and there will be a beer tent and live music at Goathland.

Fares are £26 for adults, £22.10 for seniors and £13 for children.

To pre-book tickets online go to; nymr.co.uk/Event/60s-fest