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17th-18TH MAY 2014

Please make sure you
pre-book your parking!
Any coaches arriving in Haworth that are not pre-booked will be turned away from the village to alternative parking.
There will be no exceptions.
To pre-book please email: davidsisleye@aol.commailto:davidsisleye@aol.com?subject=shapeimage_5_link_0

In the interests of racial harmony and public decency we respectfully request that no Nazi insignia or uniforms are worn at our event!


This is a national charity for those who serve in our armed forces, those who used to serve, and their families. Each year, their trained staff and network of 7,500 volunteers provide practical support and assistance to more than 50,000 people, from D-Day veterans to young soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.

We’re on the

look out for

volunteers to help with with the event as Marshall, Collectors and general helpers over the weekend.

If you can donate some of your time on 17th-18th May 2014 please get in touch.

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Can you help?

We’re pleased to announce that the Haworth 1940’s weekend 2013 raised a whopping £19,000.00 for SSAFA (Soldiers Sailors Airmen and Families Association) the UK’s oldest Tri-Service Military Charity.

Thanks to everyone who took part and helped to raise such a fantastic amount for this wonderful charity which offers lifelong support to our forces and their families.


We will be screening the film “Codebreaker” about the life and work of computer genius Dr Alan Turing and be joined by an authority on Turing, Professor S Barry Cooper (University of Leeds) and chairman Turing Centenary Advisory Committee.

Also joining us will be Kevin Murrell, Director of the National Museum of Computing, who will deliver a talk on the rebuild of Colossus and technical wizard Tommy Flowers who built it.

Talk by Professor S Barry Cooper

“Alan Turing: From Battle of the Atlantic to the Computer Age”.

The 1940s saw some of the most dramatic developments of the modern era, much of them hidden away from general knowledge for decades. At the heart of these events was the brilliant mathematician Alan Turing, whose decoding work was key to Bletchley Park’s shortening of World War II by an estimated 2 years. “These geese that laid golden eggs and never cracked” was how Winston Churchill described the Bletchley Decoders.

The second half of the 1940s saw the development of the first general purpose computing machines, real embodiments of Turing’s 1936 theoretical ‘universal machine’. Turing himself was closely involved in the designing, building and programming of these early ‘stored program’ computers, which have so revolutionised every aspect of our lives. He even made the first steps towards ‘artificial intelligence’, with seminal work on neural nets - and his invention of the ‘Turing Test’ for deciding if a thinking machine was indeed intelligent.

In this talk we will try and capture some of the excitement of this amazing decade of discovery, and shine a light on some of the remarkable people who played their part.

Currently plans are well underway for our 2014 event which will again raise funds for SSAFA.

Our theme this year is the D Day Landing

The event will feature a number of talks and an exhibition in the work of code breaking centre Bletchley Park, and we will have our own Station X in the village where you can learn about the vital work carried out at Bletchley.

Haworth Central Park will play host to a number of re-enactors and living exhibitions, together with battle skirmishes. It will also be host to the “Pegasus Bar”, a large marquee (licensed) hosting a number of events across the weekend.

Parsonage Car Park will be home to our “Y Station”, a listening station receiving messages for despatch to “Station X” for code breaking. We will also have the popular Spitfire plane on display together with a collection of other interesting exhibitions and stalls retailing a multitude of items.

For those eagle eyed amongst you, keep an eye on the Church Tower at St Michael and All Angels for our own tribute to paratrooper John Steel and those who liberated the town of St Mere Eglise, Normandy. His story is told in the film “The Longest Day”.


As usual, the ever popular market stalls in Haworth Central Park (Entertainers Park) and the Parsonage Car Park (Normandy Beach) will be set up offering a wide range of goods, food and souvenirs. So if any of you lovely traders would like a stall at this years event please click here to download the booking form. These are offered on a first come first served basis so please act quickly if you would like a pitch.


Have you got a vintage vehicle that you would like to show off at this years event? We are inviting owners of period vehicles (built not later than 1949) to apply to attend our event. If so please click here to download this years entry form.


Please see our ‘Dances’ page for all details.

Be quick - they don’t hang around long!!