Monday, 21 May 2012
Haworth 1940s weekend
I went to Haworth yesterday to enjoy their annual 1940s weekend. The whole village puts up the bunting, gets out the sandbags and dons uniform or authentic 1940s outfits to give the village a wartime feel. Over the years the event has got bigger and better, and these days lots of the visitors turn up in costume too. There are parades, a marching pipe band, a Spitfire fly-past by the RAF, vintage vehicles, concerts, tea dances and swing jive and lindy-hop dancing in the park. 'Sir Winston Churchill' drops in and usually makes a speech. It has a fantastic atmosphere - great fun... though braving the crowds is not for the faint-hearted.