Haworth 1940’s weekend is always something I look forward to. Even though it gets busier each year it’s still worth the trip over the Yorkshire Moors to join in the fun. The effort that most of the people put in to dressing up is staggering, their outfits and uniforms are mostly authentic 1940’s. The whole village is taken over, with a collection of vintage cars and army vehicles in Central Park along with stalls selling vintage clothes and bric a brac. All the way up Main Street to Haworth Church is awash with all things 1940’s.
The Haworth 1940’s weekend is great for the local businesses and also for the SSAFA (the armed forces charity) which the event is currently supporting.
It’s also worth a visit to Haworth Station and a wander around the platform to see the steam trains coming and going. The station and trains are run by the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway who do a fantastic job of keeping these old locos running.
Well that’s it for another year, but there are plenty of other 1940’s events coming up this spring and summer starting this weekend in Ramsbottom (I love that name). They promise battle scenarios and 1940s singers and musicians and also a Lancaster bomber fly past (unless there’s some cloud in the sky and then it’ll be cancelled!)
Coming up soon is Louise & Steve’s wedding at Peckforton Castle which is an absolute cracker so keep watching this space for more details.
Well here’s some photos from Haworth 1940’s weekend |2015, hope you like them.