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Oh what a fantastic 1940s weekend in Haworth

May 19, 2014
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One for the the boys!

A fly past, fantastic vintage fashion, fabulous weather and … oh what a lovely day we had at the 1940s weekend in Haworth.

We popped up on Sunday and joined the crowds for one of the finest vintage events of the year. We began with a mooch around the stalls on the Parsonage car park. They sold everything from militaria to the best, buttery biscuits ever.

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Philippa and Sarah of Dottie Biscuit

In fact, our prize for the most gorgeous stall went to Dottie Biscuit, www.dottiebiscuit.co.uk Based in Halifax, Philippa Atkin and Sarah Williams are artisan bakers and their recently launched business is going down a treat.

Their handmade biscuits come in all shapes and sizes from doggies and flowers to sheep and  zoo animals, and just for the occasion, RAF planes and Dig for Victory watering cans, all artfully decorated with royal icing. They’re already stocked by the shop at Chester Zoo, along with a growing number of other shops, including Fodder at the Great Yorkshire Showground. They also bake biccies for wedding favours and gifts.

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Fortified by sugar, we wandered down Main Street and vowed that next year we’d dress up. Bravo to those who made the effort.  There were soldiers, nurses, spivs and char ladies, children and a host of glamorous women.

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Dressing up is all part of the fun

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Snoozing in the sun

Big thanks also to the entertainers. The singing was nothing short of superb and really got us “In the Mood”. All money raised goes to the Soldiers Sailors Airmen and Families Association.

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The sensational singers put us “In the Mood”

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If you haven’t been before, make a note of next year’s dates and keep an eye on the website for details, www.haworth1940sweekend.co.uk

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No need to call the midwife

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Action girls

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Fox furs, head and all, were the height of fashion in the 40s

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Our favourite tearoom belongs to Lili Rose from Kettlewell

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