The incredibly popular Haworth 1940s weekend is coming up on 13-15 May 2016. Since we’re based on Main Street, we’re always right in the centre of the action for this busy event, which sees the village turned into a war time tribute, packed full of people dressed head to toe in typical 1940s uniforms and outfits. This year, we’re hoping to see a few of our new and exclusive range of Yorkshire tweed flat caps and baker boy hats being modelled!
If you want to really look the part, our authentic range of Bronte-themed designer hats by Kempadoo-Millar are a modern twist on a traditional look. And it’s not just the style that’s ‘old school’, so is the manufacturing. The hats are made from local tweed and wool in one of Yorkshire’s only remaining textile mills – just as they would have been in the 1940s. Baker Boy caps were, as the name suggests, worn by working boys and men during the early 20th century and became a trademark item amongst the ‘working’ class. However, for anyone who will be wearing a slightly smarter outfit for the weekend in Haworth, the caps also frequented the wardrobes of the ‘upper’ classes for leisure activities and became associated with wealthy country sportsmen.
Whether you’re planning a head to toe outfit or just want to add a little twist to your everyday style, order your Baker Boy or flat cap online or pop into the shop to try on the different styles. To deliver in time for the 1940s weekend on 13 May, we ask any online orders to be placed by 9am Monday 9 May 2016.
With so many events and displays to look at round the village, along with exciting re-enactments, parades, music and dancing, it’s an amazing time to visit the village to see it like you’ve never seen before. The staff in our shop and at our sister café Cobbles & Clay up the road will be dressed up and looking forward to the mad rush! For further information and schedule for the days, please visit the official website.