Although the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway have no part in organising this superb event, the Railway plays its full part in transporting visitors along the Worth Valley to Haworth. The Haworth 1940s Weekend is organised by the village of Haworth and for all the details, other than the KWVR train services, please visit the Haworth 1940s Website.
Throughout the year, 1940’s Weekends are a feature right across the country but one is arguably the best. Do not miss the Haworth 1940s Weekend, as Haworth village goes back in time when thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, swell the streets of the village and take the whole atmosphere back to the 1940’s.
To see the wonderful time that all the visitors have, the spirit that the event generates and just how much time and effort groups of 1940s enthusiasts dedicate to recreating the Britain of the 1940’s, watch this YouTube video from Martin Fudge Photography of the 2017 event.
In 2018 this popular event takes place in Haworth on Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th May and once again, the KWVR will be playing a valuable role in proceedings. Usually the Railway is very busy over this weekend. Haworth village has tens of thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, and consequently road access is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events.
Why not let the train take the strain as you travel to Haworth 1940s event in style …. travelling as you would have in the war years.
Passenger train services will be in operation on both days and the timetables will be published prior to the event.
Because of the numbers that visit Haworth for the event the surrounding roads are very busy, consequently road access to the event is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. Here the Railway has a big part to play in transporting people through the Valley to Haworth. If you are coming by car use one of our car parks at Oxenhope, Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley car park is full, then there is a large car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.
Travel by Train All the Way
The Railway has a big part to play in transporting people who come all the way by Rail, via the national network using the cross platform interchange at Keighley. There is a frequent service from Leeds and Bradford, so why not leave the car behind and come all the way by train.