Haworth 1940s Weekend – Travel & Parking

Over this weekend Haworth village will host tens of thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, and consequently road access is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. So let the train take the strain as the Railway has a big part to play in bringing people to this wonderful event.

For people who come all the way by Rail, via the national network, you can use the cross platform interchange at Keighley.

Those who choose to come by road can use one of our car parks at Oxenhope (where there is an overflow car park just up the hill on the left), Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley Car Park is full, then there is a huge car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

On Saturday and Sunday EXTRA FREE car parking has been arranged NEXT to Ingrow West Station, so even more reason to “let the train take the strain”.

For the times of trains from your chosen station, visit the Times & Fares page of the KWVR website

Haworth 1940s Weekend 13th, 14th & 15th May 2016

Friday 13th – Sunday the 15th 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 2015 weekend gives an excellent flavour of what the railway has to offer to complement this wonderful weekend of celebration.

Pullman-DiningPullman Afternoon Teas

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 suitably decked out for the period 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.

Haworth 1940s Weekend 15th, 16th & 17th May 2015

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.

Pullman-DiningPullman Afternoon Teas

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.

2015 Haworth Locomotive Works Tours Schedule

Starting THIS Sunday, 12th April at 13.55, from April to October, on most weekends and occasionally during the week , the Railway will be giving guided tours of the Locomotive Workshops at Haworth.

Smell the Smoke, See the Stays,
Touch the Tubes, Taste the Air,
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Haworth 1940s Weekend – Travel & Parking

Over this weekend Haworth village will host tens of thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, and consequently road access is not easy, with parking sometimes being a mile or more away from the centre of events. So let the train take the strain as the Railway has a big part to play in bringing people to this wonderful event.

1940s-KWVR-2014For people who come all the way by Rail, via the national network, you can use the cross platform interchange at Keighley.

Those who choose to come by road can use one of our car parks at Oxenhope (where there is an overflow car park just up the hill on the left), Ingrow or Keighley. If the Keighley Car Park is full, then there is a huge car park on the other side of Keighley Station, off Dalton Lane, which is provided courtesy of the Keighley Campus of Leeds City College.

And if that was not enough, you do not have fear the steep hill up to the village as a very frequent vintage bus service to the top of the village is provided, free of charge, from Haworth Station connecting with all the trains, all day.

For the weekend’s timetable, click here to visit the Timetable page on the main website

Haworth 1940s Weekend This Saturday & Sunday

Throughout the year, 1940’s Weekends are a feature right across the country but one is arguably the best. Do not miss the Haworth 1940s Weekend, as this weekend Haworth village goes back in time when thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, swell the streets of the village and take the whole atmosphere back to the 1940’s. The event is run by the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Air-force Benevolent Fund (SSAFA) with the proceeds going to Forces’ Charities for the benefit of members of our armed forces and this year commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings of the 6th June 1944.

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Haworth 1940s Weekend 17th & 18th May

Throughout the year, 1940’s Weekends are a feature right across the country but one is arguably the best. Do not miss the Haworth 1940s Weekend, as Haworth village goes back in time when thousands of visitors, mostly in costume, swell the streets of the village and take the whole atmosphere back to the 1940’s. The event is run by the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Air-force Benevolent Fund (SSAFA) with the proceeds going to Forces’ Charities for the benefit of members of our armed forces and this year commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings of the 6th June 1944.

To see the wonderful time that all the visitors have, the sprit that the event generates and just how much time and effort groups of 1940s enthusiasts dedicate to recreating the Britain of the 1940’s, watch ‘Spirit of the 1940’s by Make A Difference Films of the 2012 Haworth 1940’s event. The 2013 event over the weekend commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the World War 2 Dambuster’s Raid.

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Haworth Shed Development Update

Following our earlier announcement of ambitious plans to extend the locomotive shed and engineering facilities at Haworth, a meeting with architects took place about 3 weeks ago at which outline costings were provided. Once approved it is anticipated that the initial design and build period will be approximately 18 months. Further bulletins will be published as plans and timescales are finalised.