2019 Haworth 1940’s Weekend Photographer | Autumn Stone Photography
As usual, I took a break from photographing weddings and went along to join in the fun at the Haworth 1940’s Weekend. For those that don’t know, Haworth is a little village situated in Yorkshire and is famous for being the birth place of the Bronte family. It’s still a huge tourist attraction for Wuthering Heights fans and the parsonage where the Brontes were born and lived is now open as a museum, the Church where their father was the Reverand is still at the heart of the village to this day. For one weekend a year though, the Brontes play second fiddle to the 1940’s weekend, where scores of people don their vintage outfits and military uniforms and take over the village.
Main Street is where most of the action takes place, it’s like a giant theatre, people are not just playing the part but living the part, even if it is for just one weekend and the attention to detail from a lot of the people amazes me. As usual near the bottom of Main Street is a vintage vehicle display and also the trusty Home Guard re-enactors keeping an eye on things.
Central Park at the bottom of Main Street is taken over by a huge fair and has a family fun day vibe about it, not as many 1940’s stalls or vehicles here as in previous years but I suppose it keeps the little ones happy.
Through the park and down the cobbled hill is the railway station. It’s no ordinary station either, it’s run by the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long heritage line which runs from Keighley to Oxenhope. It connects to the national rail network at Keighley railway station. Manned by a team of enthusiastic volunteers it really does take you back in time to a bygone era.
While I didn’t think it was as busy as previous years, here are a few from the weekend.
Why not take a look at some of my previous visits to Haworth and some of the photographs I have taken. If you recognise yourself, then feel free to say hello and I’d be happy to pass the full size photo on to you.