Step back in time as Brighouse goes back to the 1940s era

The 1940s Weekend

The 1940s Weekend
The eagerly awaited Brighouse 1940s Weekend takes you back to the 40s and lets relive the community spirit, music, fashions and dancing that were popular at that time.

Dances

Dances
You'll need your dancing shoes as we have dances planned all across the weekend

Book Tickets

Book Tickets
Book tickets for our Dance

Free Live Entertainment

Free Live Entertainment
A full programme of top class entertainers will be performing live on both days

Vehicles

Vehicles
See vintage military and civilian vehicles

Visitor Info

Visitor Info
Timetables, Maps, what's on where, you name all the info is here

Event photos

Event photos
We've got a terrific selection of photos from previous events so you can look back on a brilliant weekend

Visitor Comments

Visitor Comments
Read some of the wonderful comments from visitors

Saturday 3rd 10am - 5pm Sunday 4th 10am - 4pm

Come and see what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed. You’ll be able to sit in a Messerschmitt, ride on a vintage bus, bake 40’s bread, see Churchill and King George VI, sing-along with George Formby, learn to dance the Lindy Hop or dance the night away with the Ashby Big Band. This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend. The whole town centre will become the venue for a host of 1940’s events and displays from Spitfires to vintage vehicles, from home cooking to 1940’s dress and make up. Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.