Friday 15th – Sunday the 17th is the time in the Worth Valley when the 1940’s comes to Haworth Village, arguably the best 1940s celebration from all those that take part throughout the UK.
Whilst celebrations are in full flow ‘up the hill’, meanwhile down in the Valley, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will play its part in recreating the period.
This video from the Penny Steam archives of the 2014 weekend gives an excellent flavour of what the railway has to offer to complement this wonderful weekend of celebration.
In the Exhibition Shed at Oxenhope, dressed in 1940s outfits, our catering volunteers will be serving Afternoon Teas on board one of our elegant Pullman coaches. The Exhibition Shed will be decked out in celebration of Victory in Europe and music of the time will be played as a background to eating your afternoon tea in style.
Travel by Train
Because of the numbers that visit Haworth for the event the surrounding roads are very busy, consequently road access to the event is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. Here the Railway has a big part to play in transporting people through the Valley to Haworth. If you are coming by car use one of our car parks at Oxenhope, Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley car park is full, then there is a large car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.
However, if you let the train take the strain, via the national network, passengers can use the cross platform interchange at Keighley and take the frequent train service all the way up the Valley to Haworth.
Regular visitors will know that it is a steep climb from the station up the hill to the village. Fear not! A very frequent vintage bus service is provided all day to connect with trains at Haworth Station to take passengers to the top of the village, and it is all free of charge.