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17th-18TH MAY 2014

Please make sure you
pre-book your parking!
Any coaches arriving in Haworth that are not pre-booked will be turned away from the village to alternative parking.
There will be no exceptions.
To pre-book please email: davidsisleye@aol.commailto:davidsisleye@aol.com?subject=shapeimage_4_link_0

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

This is a national charity for those who serve in our armed forces, those who used to serve, and their families. Each year, their trained staff and network of 7,500 volunteers provide practical support and assistance to more than 50,000 people, from D-Day veterans to young soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.

We’re on the look

out for volunteers

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

If you can donate some of your time on 17th-18th May 2014 please get in touch.

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Can you help?

We’re pleased to announce that the Haworth 1940’s weekend 2013 raised a whopping £19,000.00 for SSAFA (Soldiers Sailors Airmen and Families Association) the UK’s oldest Tri-Service Military Charity.

Thanks to everyone who took part and helped to raise such a fantastic amount for this wonderful charity which offers lifelong support to our forces and their families.


We will be screening the film “Codebreaker” about the life and work of computer genius Dr Alan Turing and be joined by an authority on Turing, Professor S Barry Cooper (University of Leeds) and chairman Turing Centenary Advisory Committee.

Also joining us will be Kevin Murrell, Director of the National Museum of Computing, who will deliver a talk on the rebuild of Colossus and technical wizard Tommy Flowers who built it.

Our 2014 event will again raise funds for SSAFA.

Our theme this year is the D Day Landing

The event will feature a number of talks and an exhibition in the work of code breaking centre Bletchley Park, and we will have our own Station X in the village where you can learn about the vital work carried out at Bletchley.

Haworth Central Park will play host to a number of re-enactors and living exhibitions, together with battle skirmishes. It will also be host to the “Pegasus Bar”, a large marquee (licensed) hosting a number of events across the weekend.

Parsonage Car Park will be home to our “Y Station”, a listening station receiving messages for despatch to “Station X” for code breaking. We will also have the popular Spitfire plane on display together with a collection of other interesting exhibitions and stalls retailing a multitude of items.

For those eagle eyed amongst you, keep an eye on the Church Tower at St Michael and All Angels for our own tribute to paratrooper John Steel and those who liberated the town of St Mere Eglise, Normandy. His story is told in the film “The Longest Day”.

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. New booking forms for people who would like a stall will be available to download soon.


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.



The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will be playing an modest but more active event at the start of this years 1940s Weekend. From 9:30am on Saturday, its two WW2 Locomotives will be on display in the Locomotive Yard and a small service of dedication and thanks will take place by the Rector of Haworth, the Rev. Peter Mayo Smith. A Deputy to the Lord-Lieutenant will be present representing the Crown and there will be two senior UK and USA military representatives representing the armed forces. The service will conclude with the departure of both machines into traffic at approx 10:30am.

For more information please visit www.kwvr.co.uk

01:00 PM — Cracking the Cipher Challenge, Simon Singh

Since completing a PhD in particle physics at Cambridge, Simon Singh has been a TV director, author and broadcaster. He directed on both Tomorrow's World and Horizon, and his books include 'Fermat's Last Theorem', 'The Code Book' and 'Big Bang'.

02:30 PM — Alan Turing: From Battle of the Atlantic to the Computer Age, Professor Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper is Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Leeds. A graduate of the University of Oxford, his research follows that of Alan Turing in its focus on the nature of mental and physical computation. He is author and editor of numerous books, and Chair of the Turing Centenary Committee, which coordinated the international Turing Centenary celebrations.

04:00 PM — On the QT: The Man from the Ministry explains the work of the Boffins at Bletchley Park, Kevin Murrell

Our Expert from the Ministry is being assisted today by Kevin Murrell, who will become, many years ahead, one of the founders of The National Museum of Computing and one of its trustees. Kevin is also due to become the secretary of the Computer Conservation Society some 60 years hence!

For further information on these talks please see our events page.


Codebreaking, Alan Turing and an Electronic Computer

Join us for an afternoon of talks from world-renowned experts in their field, on the history of cryptography and cracking codes, Alan Turing and his contribution to the war effort and computing as we know it, and the vital work of two of Bletchley Park's unsung heroes.

Please note that the talks are suitable for all and not just those who are technically minded.

Sunday 18th May, West Lane Methodist Church, Haworth.