Haworth Forties Weekend

A couple of weeks ago, @bingbabe dragged me to some Forties street procession in the Yorkshire town of Haworth.

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I say dragged because I’m hardly a fan of these kinds of things but I suppose it presents some photograph opportunities.

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The turnout was large, and the main street of Haworth that is generally a ‘no car’ zone, and very steep and narrow was extremely crowded.

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Parking in this famous town (due to the Bronte Parsonage) is never free, but on this occasion, the main car park was closed and so we had to pay a fiver to park in some enterprising farmer's field.

This pub's car park however was taking the piss, and was not full at all. Greedy bloody arseholes.

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This is in no way related to the Forties, but I loved this motorcycle. It screams of evilness!

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I photographed many of these shots in colour but wondered what they would look like in Black & White. Do they look even a little authentic? Perhaps a Sepia filter may work better.

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There were plenty of old Army vehicles about but the guys guarding them looked more like Dad’s Army than Army.

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This is the famous Bronte Parsonage Museum. We visited maybe 3 years ago, before my time on STEEM, else I would have written about it.

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Haworth is one of those old-world towns, with a cobbled main street. @bingbabe did claim she was in 1940's garb but I wasn't really convinced.

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Still, some made more effort than others. I tried to get some photographs with just forties style dress, and this was one of them. Very bright red hair and clothes!

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Every photograph I took, she just had to photobomb… sigh.

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Does this look like a forties street? Surely they didn’t wear hoodies in those times?

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Who are you looking at mate?

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Wasn't this supposed to be a ‘British' forties weekend? I saw a lot of US Army vehicles, in fact, they dominated everywhere.

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I suppose there were a few Union Jacks kicking about.

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We didn’t stick about too long due to @bingbabe not feeling well.

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Yes, it was worth a visit, and we even had some Fish and Chips which I failed to photograph. Eating chips from a box and juggling your iPhone doesn't work too well.


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