Wartime nostalgia will return to Haworth's Main Street as the village celebrates the annual 1940s weekend.

The hugely popular event, being held this weekend, is organised by the Haworth Traders Association.

Association chairman Pamela Howarth said: "This is a truly fabulous opportunity to come along and absorb the atmosphere of a Yorkshire village in wartime.

"The event has been going for over 12 years now and attracts visitors in their thousands from as far away as Australia." By 11am on Saturday, a collection of Second World War civilian and military vehicles will have arrived and will be on display in Main Street.

"Winston Churchill" will put in an appearance later in the morning and will give a morale-boosting speech from the steps of Haworth Parish Church early in the afternoon.

From 1.45pm, visitors can enjoy a Royal Air Force flypast, involving a pair of Spitfire fighters.

Later in the afternoon, there will be a vehicle parade, a performance by the Bradford Pipe Band and another Churchill speech.

Sunday will see a re-enactment of wartime evacuees arriving in Haworth at 1pm.

The vehicle convoy will stage another parade from Butt Lane at 3.40pm.

Both days will also feature people in period costume and uniforms, dancing in the Black Bull car park, a 1940s souvenir newspaper, an "unexploded bomb" and many other attractions.

Tomorrow and Saturday there will be dance nights, celebrating the music and fashions of the 1940s.

For more information about the weekend, contact Haworth Tourist Information Centre on 01535 642329.