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Dambusters theme for Haworth 1940s Weekend
7:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
This year’s Haworth 1940s Weekend will, for the first time, be themed around a specific episode from the Second World War.
The event, due to take place on May 18 and 19, will celebrate and coincide with the 70th anniversary of the 1943 Dambusters raid.
Profits from the weekend will be donated to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Family Association, which helps service personnel and their families.
A spokesman for the event’s organisers said: “We’ve broadened the appeal of the weekend with more venues and added attractions.
“The parsonage car park will be transformed into the ‘Haworth Airbase’, featuring a Dambusters exhibition, live entertainment and a military vehicles display.
“The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has confirmed a flypast featuring the Hurricane and Spitfire on both the Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.
“The Anne Frank Trust UK, with support from Hathaways of Haworth, will be at West Lane Methodist Chapel. On May 16 to 17 the exhibition will be open to schools only and then for the general public over the 1940s Weekend itself.”
The two days will also feature displays by military and Land Army re-enactors on Haworth Parsonage Meadow.
Much of the entertainment will take place in Haworth Central Park, where there will be a licensed veterans marquee, jive dancing, live music and stalls. The full events programme will be on sale from Rose & Co and Firths of Haworth from the May Bank Holiday.
The organisers are on the hunt for more volunteers to help run the additional venues and events. People willing to get involved should go along to the marshal’s meeting at the Old White Lion Hotel, in Main Street, Haworth, at 7pm on Monday.
Anyone unable to make this date, but who would still like to help, should call John Taylor on 07768 383153.