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PHOTOGALLERY
Saturday 7th May 2005 - Sunday 8th May 2005
Haworth 1940s Weekend
Haworth 1940s weekend

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS OF THE 1940s WEEKEND IN HAWORTH, 2005 -
including "Winston Churchill" making a speech, evacuees leaving on the steam train from Keighley the 1940s weekend and loads more..!
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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.

From Land 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. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HAWORTH 1940s WEEKEND IN 360° photogallery symbol

Visitors 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! photogallery symbol

Prime Minister 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.

Many came 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 bi-plane.

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! photogallery symbol

Those who 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 had set.

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CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS OF THE 1940s WEEKEND IN HAWORTH, 2005 -
including "Winston Churchill" making a speech, evacuees leaving on the steam train from Keighley the 1940s weekend and loads more..!
(You'll need REALPLAYER to listen to this)

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