War was declared in Haworth for the ninth successive year as villagers and visitors stepped back in time at the weekend.

Thousands of people took the nostalgia trip along Main Street during the village's annual 1940s weekend.

Many joined shopkeepers in wearing period costumes, including authentic make up and seamed stockings.

Haworth Traders Association was helped by many residents in putting together the wide range of attractions over two days.

Traders chairman Jacqui Purlan this week paid tribute to the people who put in many hours to ensuring the weekend was a success.

She said: "It looked great because of their efforts. The turnout was bigger and better than ever before.

"Some of the visitors who came are real enthusiasts. They wear make-up from the war and come to the guest houses with their old suitcases."

As in previous years, the weekend was put together by Dennis and Ann Smith, who run the Land of Gondal shop in Main Street.

The couple ensure that several military organisations are in attendance, as well as arranging the fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

This year the flight's Hurricane fighter could not come due to engine failure, but the Spitfire and Lancaster still flew over Haworth.

Other attractions included historic vehicles, 1940s games, live entertainment, a photographic exhibition, and cookery and dancing demonstrations.

There was a Scottish marching band, the Home Guard on standby, a big-band night, air raid wardens on the street and even a Winston Churchill lookalike. Thirty children from Haworth, aged three to 13, arrived in a 1940s bus as evacuees, in genuine 1940s costumes with gas masks and labels.

Haworth's Fair Trade group, which sells goods from developing countries, served refreshments on the Bront Parsonage lawn in the guise of wartime figures.