Oh what a lovely war!

Children take part in the War Weekend at St Barnabas Church.Hightown.
Children take part in the War Weekend at St Barnabas Church.Hightown.
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PATRIOTIC Hightown folk rolled back the years to commemorate Britain in the 1940s during a war-weekend.

St Barnabas Church hosted the event with talks, music, kids’ workshops and re-enactments over the three days.

It was opened on Friday night by Russ Petcher, an extra in the film The King’s Speech, which was followed by a talk from historian Philip Tordoff about wartime in the Spen Valley and some war-time music.

On Saturday there was a children’s workshop where they made flags and crosses. There were also displays of uniforms, equipment and firearms and a live firing display by the Northern World War II Re-enactment Society.

Visitors tucked into food traditionally eaten during the war and there was a sing-along with Peter Greenwood.

The weekend ended with a Remembrance service on Sunday.

Joan Atkinson, one of the organisers said: “It was a brilliant weekend, everyone really entered into the spirit of it. Many thanks to everyone who came along and supported it.”