Thursday, 29 May 2014

Haworth 1940's weekend

Nestled in the heart of Bronte Country in West Yorkshire is a small village named Haworth. It is known the world over for it's connection to The Bronte Sisters, and its railway has been used as a backdrop to many programmes and films, most notably The Railway Children.

Once a year it hosts a special 1940's weekend. Locals and visitors all dress up in 1940's clothes and enjoy a wide range of nostalgic events. This year was the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and people didn't fail to make an impression.

The streets were full of army cadets, home guards, RAF pilots and bombers, along with land girls and pin up girls with curls and furs. There were evacuees and spivs along with pinstripe suited gangsters.

The streets were alive with parades and music, the shops and bars came alive with everybody complementing each other and stopping to pose for photographs for the tourists and visitors.

There was plenty to see and do from browsing the pop up stalls selling memorabilia, to taking afternoon tea and maybe having a jig at one of the tea dances. There were various displays and parades throughout the weekend.

Although I was there, I wasn't fully able to enjoy the whole experience because I was there for a joint hen and stag party with the sole aim of getting everybody very tipsy, however a friend was able to take some lovely photographs and I have his permission to share them with you on my blog.

*Photographs courtesy of Shaun White

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