Haworth 1940's Special

Haworth 1940's Special

Step back in time to wartime Britain, when rations and blackouts were commonplace, and relive the 1940s at one of the UK’s most popular themed events.

Dress up in your finest wartime outfit and enjoy live re-enactments, music, dances and displays to commemorate this iconic era in British history.

This National Holidays Special Event break offers an inclusive itinerary, coach travel throughout and accommodation at our Select hotel.

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For most of the year the small rural Yorkshire town of Haworth is a shrine to the Bronte sisters, with visitors flocking to the town to visit the Parsonage Museum.

But, for one weekend every year the streets come alive and are transformed into a wartime village for an extraordinary 1940s weekend to raise money for the armed forces charity, the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Families Association.

The stone cobbled streets are lined with bunting and everywhere you look there are revellers kitted out in genuine 1940s civilian and military gear to celebrate an era when the spirit of the blitz shone helped local communities come through the dark days of the war.

You will rub shoulders with all sorts of colourful characters from the time, including soldiers from the Home Guard, Air Force officers, GIs, French Resistance fighters, Land Army girls and spivs selling their wares.

No effort is spared in attempts to recreate the era and its atmosphere. Watch evacuees arrive in the town via rail and listen to morale-boosting speeches from Winston Churchill himself and the Queen Mother, plus enjoy a visit from General Montgomery.

Sing-a-long to Vera Lynn classics and join in with some jive and Lindy Hop dancing, performed by the many street entertainers.

Experience wartime meals, see the many military and vintage vehicles on show, watch a flyover of World War II aircraft and browse the many stalls selling vintage goods.

Nowhere does nostalgia like Haworth. A must for vintage buffs, this is a weekend like no other and a great opportunity to dress up and step back in time. Book your break now using the Holiday Search above.

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