THE main organiser of this year's Haworth 1940s Weekend is thrilled to see how more people are getting into the spirit of the event every year.

Andrea Leathley, 56, said that those who come along embrace anything to do with the era and are becoming less reluctant to dress up.

She enthused: "We get more popular every year. I think people embrace the singers, military vehicles and battle reenactments.

"They give us a real atmosphere. The village is always buzzing and everyone is very friendly.

"A lot of people still don't know the event exists though and for that reason, they don't get dressed up.

"But people who did come when we first started were reluctant to dress up too. Now everyone who doesn't looks out of place and people now want to be a part of it.

"I've been part of the 101st Airborne Unit reenactment group for 15 years and I wouldn't get dressed up at first. Now I add to my outfit every year."

Ms Leathley admitted that this year's event has stuck largely to the successful formula of previous years, but she is delighted to have been able to add a fly past on both days.