Sunday, May 8th, was the 60th Anniversary of V.E. Day and this year Haworth
echoed to sights and sounds evoking the momentous time when World War Two
in Europe was drawing to a close.
Girls to washer women and GIs to the BBC West Yorkshire website team with
our cameras, hundreds of visitors descended on Haworth over the weekend.
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came dressed in their best clothes, 1940s-style ready for dancing in the
streets which were lined with military and civilian vehicles. CLICK
HERE TO SEE OUR 1940s WEEKEND PHOTOGALLERY!
Winston Churchill could be spotted around the place - you might just have
heard his Victory speech. 'George Formby' was just one of the entertainers
making an appearance.
along on Saturday hoping to see the flypast from the RAF Battle of Britain
Memorial Flight's Dakota but it was not to be - bad weather stopped the
plane making the journey to Haworth. However, some careful observers who
looked up into the sky on Sunday may have been lucky enough to see a German
Also on Sunday
'evacuees' from local schools, complete with battered suitcases and gas
masks, arrived by steam train, and we went along for the ride. The children
paraded through the village where they were also welcomed with a special
tea party. CLICK HERE
TO SEE OUR EVACUEES PHOTOGALLERY!
were not on duty carrying out essential war work were able to make the
best of the wartime entertainment which carried on long after the sun