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.

11 comments:

  1. I think I'd be watching from a distance, having fled to those hills in the background, just within earshot of the fabulous music of the era.

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  2. What a crowd!(I like the "Ohlala vintage shop" on the left!)

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  3. Sounds like an interesting event, but that crowd! Save me a seat on the hillside, Martin; I'll bring the binoculars.

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  4. Criminy !!! Apparently I fall into the faint-hearted camp.

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  5. We do like our nostalgia

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  6. I thought it would be crowded, so I went to The Leeds Overworlds& Underworlds Festival, which was very interesting and less crowded

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  7. Clearly a popular event

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  8. With reference to the sign on the building, we have a small hamlet near here called O Lala !

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  9. Terrific photograph, jennyfreckles. It must be a lot of fun at this event, judging from all the people who attend.

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  10. That sounds like an amazing event! How fun it would be to attend!

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  11. I have enjoyed these posts! And enjoy the extra day off for the Diamond Jubilee. We have a little visitor this weekend...he melts my heart!

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