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brighouse 1940's weekend

  • Jun 8, 2014 · 10:45 AM
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THIS WEEKEND ITS THE ANNUAL BRIGHOUSE 1940'S WEEKEND

***this event is being organised by the Brighouse Business Initiative therefor there will be no meetup fee***

julie and myself will be attending the event on sunday and we were just wondering if anyone would like to join us for a grand day out (not a walk as such just a bit of wondering about and enjoying the day ***beer maybe involved***)

Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s era on the weekend of 7th-8th June.

Come and see what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed. You’ll be able to sit in a Spitfire, ride on a vintage bus, bake 40’s bread, see Churchill King George VI, sing-along with George Formby, learn to dance the Lindy Hop, go to see a variety concert and dance at the Civic. This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend.
The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, from home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up. Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.


Imagine seeing Brighouse as it was in 1945

On both days attractions include vintage military and civilian vehicle displays, a Winston Churchill lookalike, performances from 1940s singers and 100′s of re-enactors dressed 40′s style.

Visitors will also have the chance to climb in the cockpit of a full size replica Spitfire and enjoy displays from the Land Army, RAF, Luftwaffe, Dambusters, French Resistance and sample W.I. cooking to name but a few.  If all of this isn’t enough, a vintage market will be held and youngsters will be able to enjoy period fairground rides.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fab day! Thank you everyone! Julie you were brill! x

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Imelda

    I really enjoyed it out today, thank you all.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • shetha

    what a wonderful day .Thank you Gareth .

    June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a lovely day, fun and drinks, enjoyed the 1940s dancing with jan, although I was hopeless lol and great company to enjoy it all with :-)

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    great day spent with great company ,thanks guys

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a lovely afternoon Gareth and Julie who took me for an ice cream and made sure I didn't get into too much trouble!
    It was nice to see the sights and have a drink with our walking friends,
    Thankyou Gareth

    1 · June 8, 2014

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  • Imelda
    Full Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Stuart
    Qualified walk leader & First Aider
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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