Haworth 1940s Weekend is back - here's all you need to know about the Yorkshire vintage event

The Bronte sisters' home village of Haworth is set to go back in time to the 1940s this weekend.

Haworth 1940s Weekend
Haworth 1940s Weekend

The annual Haworth 1940s Weekend takes place from May 18-19. Every year World War Two re-enactors, history buffs and families descend on the village near Keighley - many of them in authentic period outfits - to enjoy live music, dances, vintage shopping and a Battle of Britain tribute flypast.

What is there to see and do?

- Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast

- Vintage tea dances in the village hall

- Military vehicles

- Living history displays

- WW2 battle re-enactments

- Market stalls selling memorabilia and collectables from the 1940s

- Live music from the period

How much is it?

Entry to the main festival is free but some of the evening events, such as the dances, have separate ticket prices.

How do I get there?

Parking in Haworth itself is limited and restrictions are in place to reduce disruption for local residents.

There is a park and ride service run by Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Parking is in a field on Haworth Road in Cullingworth, and costs £10 per car. Visitors are then taken to Haworth on a bus. The car park opens at 8.30am with the first bus at 9am. The last bus returns at 5.45pm but the car park remains open until 10pm.

Organisers recommend you arrive by train via the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - a heritage line that operates steam services. You can park at stations including Oxenhope, Ingrow and Keighley and pick up trains into Haworth. A 1940s bus will run a shuttle between the railway station and the Bronte Parsonage Museum. If you're arriving by mainline rail, alight at Keighley Station and change onto the heritage line.

Can I stay overnight?

There's a festival campsite with water supply and toilets available on Sun Street.

Is food and drink available?

The 'Yanks Cafe' will serve refreshments during the weekend.