We’ll meet again, vows Brighouse 1940s weekend festival group as 2021 event is postponed

One of the most popular events in Calderdale has been postponed for another year.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Brighouse 1940's weekend

The Brighouse 1940s Weekend has become one of the biggest dates in the calendar with huge displays and music performances.

The event is usually held on the first weekend of June and sees the town centre come together and get into the wartime spirit by decorating their shops.

However, organisers of the event have taken the decision to postpone the event again as they wait to see how the Government’s road map out of the Covid lockdown unfolds.

Lesley Adams, co-chair of the Brighouse BID steering group, said she was disappointed in making the decision but there is some optimism of holding future events later in the year.

“As you can imagine we’re sad to announce that the Brighouse 1940s Weekend won’t be able to go ahead this year.

“We were devastated to miss out on it last year, and although the roadmap suggests we could be back on the way to some kind of ‘normal’ by June, we think it best for the safety of our community that we don’t host the event this time around.

“1940s Weekend is key trading time for so many of our local shops and an event highly anticipated by thousands of visitors, so we’re really keen to get it underway again.

“With that being said, we’re confident we’ll be able to return bigger and better than ever next year and we’re already thinking of ways to take things above and beyond.

“2022 calls for a celebration!”

Lesley added: “We’re remaining hopeful that some small scale events might be able to happen towards the end of the year, but nothing is set in stone as yet and we will be playing this by ear.”

“To keep up to date with events in the town, please follow the Visit Brighouse Facebook page.”