WORTH Valley residents are being asked to recall their experiences of the Second World War for a concert in the village to mark VE Day.

Haworth West Lane Baptist Amateurs are dedicating their annual concert to the 75th anniversary of the day the war ended in Europe.

Members want to make the occasion doubly special by highlighting local people’s memories and mementos of the Home Front.

The show, entitled The People’s Story, will be staged on May 1 and 2 at 7.30pm, and on the Saturday at 2.30pm.

Amateurs spokesman Ian Dobson said: “For many the day forms a historical account but for others it brings back memories, and for that reason the focus of our annual Spring Concert will reflect on the events of that day 75 years ago when a whole nation breathed again as peace was declared.

“The society are asking family, friends and the local community to join them as they reflect on the music, songs and comedy of that era, supported by memories and recollections of VE Day from a personal perspective of the people who remained at home during the years of war.

“The society are hoping to collect and display photos, letters, articles, and spoken accounts, from that time.

“Do you have any memories, recollections or artefacts that could enrich our understanding of what it felt like to finally be at peace? Could you talk to someone in your family who may have a memory from their childhood of a street party? We would love to hear from you!”

Anyone able to help should email info@haworthamateuroperaticsociety.co.uk or call 01274 412105.