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. The event supports the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Air-force Benevolent Fund (SSAFA) with the proceeds going to Forces’ Charities for the benefit of members of our armed forces and this year commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings of the 6th June 1944.
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 ‘Spirit of the 1940’s by Butterfly Films of the 2014 Haworth 1940’s event. The 2015 event over the weekend commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the VE Day – Victory in Europe.
This popular event takes place in Haworth on Friday 15th – Sunday 17th May 2015 (with a new 3-day format) 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.
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, or who choose to come by road and use one of its car parks at Oxenhope, Ingrow or Keighley.
A very frequent vintage bus service is provided, free of charge, from Haworth Station to the top of the village and back to connect with all the trains, all day. There is a forty five minute frequency of trains throughout the weekend.
On the platform at Haworth there will be a ‘pop-up’ serving delicious snacks and drinks buffet for passengers arriving by train or waiting for the next train to their destination. To see what’s on offer ⇒
1940s Weekend Timetable ⇒
Pullman Afternoon Teas
On all 3 days of the Haworth 1940s Weekend, our catering volunteers will be serving Afternoon Teas on board one of our elegant Pullman coaches at Oxenhope. For more details ⇒