Brighouse 1940s Weekend, 4th-5th June 2016

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1940s Weekend, Brighouse

Records were broken as an estimated 100,000 people flocked to Brighouse’s 1940s Weekend on 4th-5th June 2016.  The streets of Brighouse were closed to regular traffic as the event took over the whole town centre and featured a step back in time with a host of re-enactors, dancers, singers, military displays and vehicles - and, of course, Huddersfield and District Army Veterans Association.

The weather stayed kind to those on the ground and despite the warm temperatures many went the extra mile to put on a bit of 1940s style. A range of military, casual and formal outfits were seen on people, evoking memories of World War Two, the “Land Girls” and the glamour of 1940s swing.

The event set all new records with an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people attending on each day. The atmosphere was great and the camaraderie of war time Britain was palpable as revellers flocked to Brighouse.

Huddersfield Veterans were made very welcome and they met some really nice people over the weekend. We would like to say thank you to everyone who donated cash to us over the two days - and a huge thank you to the organisers for putting on such a great event.

Brighouse 1940s Weekend web site can be found at

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