We Will Be Back In 2014

Due to the incredible success of this weekend’s Brighouse 1940s event, we are happy to announce that we WILL be back in 2014, the first weekend in June!

Thank you to everyone who turned up, who left positive comments and who helped to run the event. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into things and it is extremely pleasing to hear such positivity, which has helped us to decide next years running. We never expected such a turn out!

Proof that Brighouse is the place to be!

We’ll see you again on June 7th & 8th, 2014


  1. Had a great day out just what’s needed in Brighouse nice to see so many turn out and a spectacular flyby nice weather fab day will be back next year

  2. nigel richardson

    I am so proud to be from Brighouse , and i cannot thank the organizers enough for all the time & effort they have put into this spectacular event .. well done to all ,

  3. What a fantastic weekend we have lived in brighouse all our lives and have never seen anything like it a credit to all who organised it I am sure it could nt have gone any better, of course the sunshine is a fabulous bonus as well. Will look forward to next year think it should replace the gala ! Well done brighouse !

  4. Beau the ice cream van

    Don’t know if you got my last post but I don’t mind repeating myself . Thankyou so much for such a fantastic weekend so well organised and a great crowd , so glad you are doing it again , can’t wait

  5. What a great weekend visited both days,

  6. GET IN!!!!!

    Really well done organisers! I loved every second! Churchill was a pleasure to hang out with too (so was Mrs. Churchill)

  7. elizabeth collyer

    Was absolutely fantastic, thoroughly enjoyed it the atmosphere was amazing. Attenended the burlesque on Friday and the Ritz Saturday, would have been there on Sunday also but had a 50th to go to.

  8. lindsay thornburn

    Myself and my husband attended both days this weekend…..and had a wonderful time, and looking forward to 2014….going to spread the word for next year !!

  9. Just a thought. This date coincides with the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and I know quite a few re-enactors who are planning to be in Normandy with war veterans.

  10. bernard maltby

    Fab weekend

  11. Well done to all involved. A brilliant weekend! Thought the 1940s newspaper was excellent. Loved the tea and cakes set up on the main street. Looking forward to next year 🙂

  12. Brill weekend Anne & Larry.

  13. On behalf of Northern Forties, we would like to congratulate everyone who helped to organise this weekend’s event at Brighouse. We rarely take part in events that are so well attended by members of the public so interested in our collections, and we are thrilled that this first-time event has proven to be a huge success for all concerned. We would like to thank you for organising the gazebos for us to display from, and the camping area we had at Thornhills Lane was a wonderful location with excellently clean facilities provided for our use.

    Our members thoroughly enjoyed themselves and would be more than willing to attend this event again if you should want us to do so.

    Best wishes,
    Wayne Stokes Chairman Northernforties Reenactment Group.

  14. Wat a amazing weekend and jusyt can’t wait for nx years we jave lot to off here at BRIGHOUSE so well done 😉

  15. On behalf of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and our wonderful staff and volunteers at the Brighouse Charity Shop, we would like to say a big thank you to the organisers for allowing the Hospice and the Children of Carr Green School to be so involved in the weekends event.
    Hosting a flash mob dance outside the shop meant that we created a lot of buzz and attention to our hard working charity shop! Thank you to everyone involved, well done it was an amazing weekend.

    See you next year!

    PS thank you for using the wonderful picture to launch next year’s event!

    Senior Community Fundraiser for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

  16. Hi thanks for been made welcome.i drove from blackpool in my 1952 AUSTIN K9 .yes the big old truck .to the person who complained about bringin a 1952 truck to a forties weekend take a look at the jeeps .because they dress them as willys and fords and more than likely there hotchkiss french copys .sorry to burst your bubble !!!! .but theres always one historian who likes to spoil a realy great day .hope to join you next year if you allow such modern military vehicles .lol
    Once again thanks to all for great weekend
    K9 Dave

  17. Glad you enjoyed the weekend K9 Dave, of course you are welcome next year – see you then!

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