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15th-17TH MAY 2015


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.

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This event will be a very special 1940s weekend for Haworth. Not only is it our own event’s 20th Anniversary but it is SSAFAs 130th and of course the 70th Anniversary of VE DAY. Needless to say it will be bigger and better than ever before and now extends to three days.

A great deal of thanks must go to our main sponsors The Green Deal Factory Ltd (an energy efficiency financing business based in nearby Keighley) who have offered to sponsor the 2015 event by providing funding for entertainments, health and safety and the organisation required to the ensure the smooth running of things given the large numbers of visitors expected.

This means that once again the Haworth 1940s Weekend will be going ahead as usual, which is obviously great news for SSAFA (the armed forces charity which the event is currently supporting), as well as Haworth Village and the wider Bronte Country area!

Grand Prize Raffle

This year you can win a fabulous cash prize in our Grand Raffle. 1st prize is a staggering £1000!

Tickets are available now at  Firths Boutique, Main Street and many other establishments in Haworth and throughout the weekend. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Limited Edition Signed Prints

Haworth 1940s Weekend have commissioned this unique picture depicting Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn painted by John Francis.

There are a limited number of these superb looking prints which measure 24” x 16 1/2”.

70 of these have been signed by Dame Vera herself and will cost £200 each.

No.1 of these prints will be auctioned at the Military Wives Choir Evening (details below)

There are also a further edition of 400 prints signed and numbered by the artist John Francis and these will cost £20.

Dame Vera Lynn signing our limited edition Haworth 1940's prints.

Huge thanks to Andy Kissack , Artist John Francis, printer Howard Baker and of course Dame Vera Lynn for making it happen.

Available now from Firths Boutique, Haworth.

Famous Swordsmith Lecture


Saturday 16th May - 2pm in the Exhibition Centre, West Lane Methodist Chapel.

The Famous swordsmith and writer Robert Pooley, Managing Director of Pooley Swords will be giving a lecture on British Army Swords since Waterloo.

Robert is a world renowned authority on his subject and regularly lectures at Sandhurst, Cranwell and Dartmouth colleges to members of the British and Commonwealth Armed forces at all ranks. He has, to say the least, an individual style and this will be one of his very rare appearances lecturing at other than British Military locations.

Pooley Sword is the leading Cutlers of Swords, Dirks and Lances to the British Armed Forces, MOD, Commonwealth & Overseas Defence Forces. In August 2005, the very distinguished sword makers Wilkinson Sword, who had been established for over two hundred years, ceased trading as sword makers. Robert Pooley, who had been commissioning swords from Wilkinson’s since 1964, purchased many of their drawings, product records, spares and much of their tooling, including both heavy and light machinery, some dating back to the late 1800's.


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 Carroll by email for booking information:



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.