Meltham Memories 1940s Weekend, 4th July 2015

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1940s Weekend, Meltham

The sun shone down on Meltham Memories weekend for its biggest ever event.

Dressed in their best 1940s get up, people lined the streets to watch the impressive parade before enjoying re-enactments, dances and a RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Music and stalls took over Meltham CofE Primary School, the fire station on Holmfirth Road and St Bartholomew's Church, with the last hosting a victory ball presided over by the Manchester Police Big Band.

Pam Cox, chair of the organising committee, said she was "delighted" with the turn out at the event.

Pam, who is also the licensee of the Wagon and Horses pub, said: "This is our seventh year and its our biggest, most beautiful and grandest yet. We've had several new additions such as our Meltham memorial flights which people have been taking off in all day. Around 15 community groups have got involved by putting on stalls or helping in another way. It's just a great way to bring people out and get everyone to know each other and we're so pleased it has gone so well."

Huddersfield veterans, cadet groups, vintage vehicles, and school children made up the parade, along with Meltham Mills Brass Band and Oldham Pipe Band, who provided a stirring soundtrack.

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