By Oliver Thompson
Meltham Memories look set to travel back in time over 70 years this weekend.
The popular event which has been running for over a decade has moved on from its regular 1940s theme to focus on the 1950s and 60s generations.
This year the event is running from Saturday the 6th to Sunday the 7th.
On the schedule is a parade through the village, which will consist of vintage cars, classic motorbikes and David Brown Tractors which were produced in Huddersfield.
The organisers are encouraging visitors to celebrate the eras by encouraging people to dress up in their best 50s & 60s costumes – which includes an era infamous for its mods, rockers and scooters.
The 1960s cover band ‘the Revolvers’ are also scheduled to perform, who cover acts such as the Beatles, the Kinks and the Herman Hermit, this is a ticket only event.
A full programme of all the activities will be available at the Waggon & Horses pub or the Meltham Morrisons ahead of the event, which includes stalls from local community organisations and charities as well as singing shows from local schools.
Speaking about the creation of the event 11 years ago, the founder of Meltham Memories, Pam commented:
“After going to a 40s event in Bradford, it was really successful and I asked why Meltham can’t do something similar
“We sort of progressed every year to give the community something back at a time when all the galas were no longer running in Meltham.”
Pam, who runs the Waggon & Horses pub said:
“We felt it was time to freshen things up, and it was time to change to the 50s and 60s which was a massive era for the UK
“Whilst the local community were very supportive with the 40s, we’re hoping the village will get on board with the change.
“We’re expecting nearly 5,000 visitors this year, and I’d say to people just give it a go and enjoy, we’ve all sorts of events going on during this weekend.’