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Fans of the 1940s dress up as pilots, spivs, squaddies and NAZIS in World War Two re-enactment

Fans of the 1940s dress up as fighter pilots, spivs, squaddies, bobbies and NAZIS in World War Two re-enactment

  • Visitors watched an explosive Western Front gun battle reenactment taking place at a 1940s vintage weekend
  • People could dress up in traditional costume, ride on a steam train and even watch a Battle of Britain flypast
  • The 1940s vintage weekend takes place every year in the village of Haworth, near Bradford, West Yorkshire  
  • Some revellers even bumped into Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow in the soap 

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Visitors to the northern village of Haworth were transported back in time for a 1940s weekend featuring an explosive battle reenactment, dressed up locals and themed history exhibits.

Revellers could even watch a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast, ride on a steam train adapted for the period and dance to performers in the streets as they played music from the Second World War.

The event takes place every year in the village of Haworth, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, and this year’s offering certainly did not disappoint.

Some visitors even bumped into Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow in the soap. Locals were dressed as pilots, Home Guard members and even Nazis.

Businesses along the High Street decorated their shops and pubs with Union Jack flags and bunting.

People visiting for the weekend could go to different events taking place around Haworth, including the railway station with costumed guards and a traditional steam train to boot.

One of the many highlights of the themed event was an explosive and fiery battle reenactment, as British Tommies and German Nazis fought out a loud gun battle on the mock Western Front.

Many classic military vehicles were on display and some re-encators had set up living history exhibits around the village with sandbags and mock road blockades.

Locals in dapper Home Guard costumes even put sandbags around a house for their exhibit, next to an impressive Air Warden office complete with a corrugated iron roof and a clock displaying the blackout time. 

A Nazi soldier is pictured striking up a cigarette. Visitors to the northern village of Haworth were transported back in time for a 1940s weekend featuring an explosive battle reenactment, dressed up locals and themed history exhibits

Many classic military vehicles were on display, including this Jeep above, and some re-encators had set up living history exhibits around the village with sandbags and mock road blockades

Many classic military vehicles were on display, including this Jeep above, and some re-encators had set up living history exhibits around the village with sandbags and mock road blockades

One of the many highlights of the themed event was an explosive and fiery battle reenactment, as British Tommies and German Nazis fought out a loud gun battle on the mock Western Front

One of the many highlights of the themed event was an explosive and fiery battle reenactment, as British Tommies and German Nazis fought out a loud gun battle on the mock Western Front

Renactors dressed up as soldiers are pictured running from the huge staged explosion during the reenactment. Visitors watched the mock Western Front gun battle reenactment taking place at the 1940s vintage weekend

Renactors dressed up as soldiers are pictured running from the huge staged explosion during the reenactment. Visitors watched the mock Western Front gun battle reenactment taking place at the 1940s vintage weekend

Costumed visitors Emma Louise and Abi Carr are pictured at Haworth train station as a traditional steam train is seen pulling into the station

Costumed visitors Emma Louise and Abi Carr are pictured at Haworth train station as a traditional steam train is seen pulling into the station

Revellers could visit different events taking place around Haworth, including the railway station with costumed guards and a traditional steam train to boot

Revellers could visit different events taking place around Haworth, including the railway station with costumed guards and a traditional steam train to boot

Visitor Cassandra Tainsh is pictured dressed in service costume during the event next to an American Jeep. People could dress up in traditional costume, ride on a steam train and even watch a Battle of Britain flypast over the weekend

Visitor Cassandra Tainsh is pictured dressed in service costume during the event next to an American Jeep. People could dress up in traditional costume, ride on a steam train and even watch a Battle of Britain flypast over the weekend

Locals dressed as pilots, Home Guard members and even Nazis. Revellers could even watch a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast, ride on a steam train adapted for the period and dance to performers in the streets as they played music from the time

Locals dressed as pilots, Home Guard members and even Nazis. Revellers could even watch a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast, ride on a steam train adapted for the period and dance to performers in the streets as they played music from the time

Locals in dapper Home Guard costumes even put sandbags around a house for their exhibit, next to an impressive Air Warden office complete with a corrugated iron roof and a clock displaying the blackout time

Locals in dapper Home Guard costumes even put sandbags around a house for their exhibit, next to an impressive Air Warden office complete with a corrugated iron roof and a clock displaying the blackout time

A dog even dressed up for the occasion, pictured with his costumed owner. Some re-encators had set up living history exhibits around the village with sandbags and mock road blockades

A dog even dressed up for the occasion, pictured with his costumed owner. Some re-encators had set up living history exhibits around the village with sandbags and mock road blockades

Visitors dressed in 40s period costume are pictured having a tea in a local cafe. The event takes place every year in the village of Haworth, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, and this year's offering certainly did not disappoint

Visitors dressed in 40s period costume are pictured having a tea in a local cafe. The event takes place every year in the village of Haworth, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, and this year’s offering certainly did not disappoint

Businesses along the High Street decorated their shops and pubs with Union Jack flags and bunting. People visiting for the weekend could go to different events taking place around the village

Businesses along the High Street decorated their shops and pubs with Union Jack flags and bunting. People visiting for the weekend could go to different events taking place around the village

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