Brighouse 1940s Weekend, 3rd-4th June 2017

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Brighouse 1940s Weekend, 2017

Brighouse turned back the clock in style with the return of its popular 1940s festival – and Huddersfield Army Veterans were there to take part. Thousands of people visited the town centre over the weekend to enjoy the variety of singers, dancers, re-enactors and vintage vehicles.

There was nostalgia a-plenty with vintage musical entertainment, a Spitfire flypast, displays of vintage vehicles and fashions and big band entertainment. A German WWII assault gun from the Yorkshire Wartime Experience and a replica Messerschmitt fighter plane was also on display.

The town was filled with market stalls and exhibitions and hundreds of re-enactors turned the clock back with living history demonstrations including Land Army girls, RAF officers and other iconic figures from the 1940s as well as a special visit from a Winston Churchill look-alike.

Many of the visitors to the event went out of their way to ensure that they were dressed to impress, showcasing some seriously stylish and inventive costumes. Highlights of the fifth annual event, which is hosted by the Brighouse Business Initiative, included a re-enactors parade. And at around 3.45pm on Saturday all eyes turned skywards for a flypast by a Spitfire from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.

Special thanks must go to the staff and customers at the Market Tavern for the help and support given to Huddersfield and District Army Veterans.

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