Meltham Memories 1940s Weekend, 2nd July 2016


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1940s Weekend, Meltham

Huddersfield Veterans took part in a war time festival when Meltham held their annual 1940s weekend. The Meltham Memories Wartime Weekend, now in its ninth year, commemorates everything from big band music and vehicles to military uniforms and fashions of the period.

It was a damp start to the day but the wet weather didn't seem to put anyone off. The main procession got underway at 12:30 pm on Saturday, 2nd July, with a military parade through the village – Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band led the parade, followed by Huddersfield & District Army Veterans, Huddersfield Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Cadets, local school children, and a long line of vintage military vehicles.

Dressed in their best 1940s attire, people lined the streets to watch the impressive parade before enjoying re-enactments, dances and a fly-past by two Spitfires.

Throughout the day there were stalls and entertainment in the village. Music and stalls took over Meltham CE Primary School, the fire station on Holmfirth Road and St Bartholomew's Church.

A parade of vintage cars and WWII re-enactments in the school grounds completed the day.

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