Blue Skies Over Haworth

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HaworthThe sky looks beautiful doesn’t it? I took that picture whilst walking up Haworth Main Street in the summer when I was visiting Haworth for a craft fair the week before the popular 40s weekend. You can see the British pennants hanging between the buildings, 40s weekend or not Haworth in West Yorkshire is quite a patriotic place.

Haworth main street is a mixture of shops, eateries, pubs and homes, places to stay and is very steep and cobbled. It’s hard work walking up Haworth Main Street but well worth it for the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the infamous Haworth moors where Heathcliffe from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights roamed. However, if you don’t want the exercise there are regular buses to take you to the top of the hill so thst you can walk downhill whilst checking out the interesting places.

Haworth attracts a lot of tourists because of it’s history and famous residents the literary Bronte sisters Charlotte who wrote Jane Eyre, Emily who wrote Wuthering Heights and Anne who wrote The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall. You can visit the parsonage where they lived with their brother Bramwell, the old school house and even travel to Haworth from Keighley in a steam train. Or for children Thomas the Tank Engine sometimes.

I mentioned the 40s weekend. Just one of the regular events that attracts lots of visitors. I went to
the last one and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Many of the visitors wore 40s style outfits and there were stalls, displays and 40s dancing in well tended and pretty Haworth park. There was old cars and military vehicles lining the main street plus lots more people in fancy dress.

As you can guess it was a great day out for all the family, I was just a bit disappointed that I missed the 60s weekend a few weeks later. Next year I’ll make a point of going, just wondering if I’ve got some of my old 60s dresses up in the loft. If not I know that I’ve still got some dress making patterns from back then.

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