Brighouse 1940s Weekend

Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s era on a June weekend.

Brighouse has a great community and commercial spirit and the town has many events during the year – one of the most supported and enjoyable events in the calendar is the 1940’s weekend.

Come and join us to experience what life was like in this significant time in our history, and to see the town centre and shops transformed into a bygone era. You will be able to sit in a full size replica of a Spitfire, enjoy displays from the Land Army, RAF, Luftwaffe, Dambusters, French Resistance, ride on a vintage bus, bake 1940’s bread, have a chat with Winston Churchill, sing along with George Formby and Vera Lynn, learn to dance the Lindy Hop or simply dance the night away to the sounds of the 1940’s with the Ashby Big Band. These are just a small flavour of the wonderful events that take place over this weekend.

The streets are full with vintage cars and there are many stalls lining the streets as well of course as the usual traders. On both days attractions include military and civilian vehicle displays and usually two fly pasts - one on Saturday and one on Sunday (weather permitting) – and this years’ events hosted a Spitfire and a Lancaster bomber. Visitors and shopkeepers alike really get into the fancy dress spirit too which all adds to the spirit of the weekend. There is also usually a vintage market and plenty of fairground rides for the children to enjoy.

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