Sunday, 20 May 2012

Haworth 1940's Weekend

For the last few years, May has always been the start of the 1940's weekend events for me - and Haworth's 1940 wartime weekend is usually the first of them.  Haworth is a lovely village in Yorkshire, and on the 1940's weekends the pretty Main Street and park become the focus point for a celebration of nostalgia and remembrance.  I always like to arrive very early, before many of the crowds and coachloads, to enjoy some breakfast (at Cobbles and Clay - perfect), admire the first vintage vehicles to arrive and meet up with old friends who also appreciate the glamour and style of a bygone age.

Walking up Main Street when it is peaceful and quiet is always a pleasure, and even the steep cobbled street isn't enough to keep me out of my high heels.

Dexi - Haworth 1940's wartime weekend - stockings and heels

It was certainly colder than previous years, but despite the heavy cloud I am glad to say that the rain kept away.  There is always plenty to keep the interest going for a full day, though.  The sweet little Old School Rooms had a vintage fair, and offered the opportunity to try on a few outfits and spend a little time inside with a hot drink.  Away at the other end of Main Street the village park had a display of military vehicles, a brass band and more stalls.  Negotiating between the two via Main Street became challenging once the crowds had arrived by mid-morning.
Dexi - Haworth 1940's wartime weekend - crowds
All-in-all, a great day out, an excuse (as if I need one!) to get glammed up and slip on the seamed stockings again.  With more events like this already lined up in my calendar, I'm certainly looking forward to the summer.

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