A FABULOUS WEEKEND CELEBRATING AND COMMEMORATING THE 1940s

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19th-21st MAY 2017

 

Welcome to the Haworth 1940s Weekend 2017. We hope you will find all the info you need about the event and visiting Haworth on these pages.


Haworth’s spectacular 1940’s weekend, which to date has raised almost £100,000 for charity, has announced that Pilgrim Bandits Charity, the charity formed by special forces veterans to challenge injured service personnel from modern day conflicts is to receive funds raised from next year’s event.


Nikki Milner, Event Manager said “Pilgrim Bandits had a stand with us this year and we were all amazed by the energy and drive they brought to the event. It was not a charity I knew of but after researching the work they do with our severely injured and veterans and how they work to inspire underprivileged young people it’s an ideal fit. Working with SSAFA, which will have a stand during next year’s event, over recent years has been wonderful but the committee and I felt it was time to extend our support to an alternative military charity.”


The Haworth 1940s Weekend attracts over 25,000 visitors a day throughout the event. Visitors are encouraged to arrive in 1940s costume reflecting life in Yorkshire from the 1940’s. Each year the event has developed a war time theme. During 2016 the weekend focused on the strategic importance of the Airborne Forces. During 2017 the theme will draw on the contribution made by the Special Forces.


2016/17 coincides with 75th anniversary of the formation of the first Special Forces.

Roberta Winterton, Pilgrim Bandits Area Manager for Northern England explains “This is an amazing chance for Pilgrim Bandits. We will be bringing our entire charity community to make the most of the weekend both in terms of raising awareness and funds for the work we do but it also affords us a rare and valuable opportunity for all of us to work together on what is a compelling national event. We can’t thank the committee and Nikki enough for such a wonderful opportunity.”


We look forward to seeing you in May.

 

In the interests of racial harmony and public decency we respectfully request that no Nazi insignia or uniforms are worn at our event!

We’re on the look

out for volunteers

to help with with the event as Marshalls, Collectors and general helpers over the weekend.

If you can donate some of your time on 15th-17th May 2015 please get in touch.

Please contact

firthsboutique@live.co.uk

Can you help?

VEHICLE ENTRY BOOKING FORM

We are inviting owners of period vehicles (built not later than 1949) to apply to attend our event.

If so please click here to download this years entry form.

As usual, the ever popular market stalls in Haworth Central Park and the Parsonage Car Park will be

set up offering a wide range

of goods, food and souvenirs. Please contact Nikki Milner by email for booking information:

firthsboutique@live.co.uk

MARKET STALLS

Local resident Glenn Miller with 1940s Event Manager Nikki Milner