1940s Weekend: Ready to celebrate the Fabulous Forties

Getting ready for Brighouse 1940s Weekend 2014
Getting ready for Brighouse 1940s Weekend 2014

More than 100,000 people are expected to arrive in Brighouse this weekend to party in style as the town is gripped by 1940s fever.

Brighouse 1940s Weekend was held for the first time last year and proved to be a massive success with businesses, residents and visitors alike.

Now the 1940s Weekend is back – and organisers the Brighouse Business Initiative say it will be bigger and better than before.

This year’s event is particularly poignant as it coincides with the centenary of the First World War and also the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Starting tonight (Thursday) and running until Sunday evening, the 1940s Weekend will feature a variety of entertainment including music, dances, theatre, films, parades and much more.

John Buxton, event co-ordinator, said: “This year we have really pushed the boat out. Our town centre will be entirely traffic free for the weekend. You can just walk around our level streets and enjoy the atmosphere.

“With music in the air, sights to see and good food and drink available all around, what more could you wish for? And it’s all free to enter.

“Come and join in the fun, meet people, make friends, renew friendships, recall the memories and be happy in Brighouse - the place to be.”