MELTHAM turned the clock back to a bygone era for its popular wartime memories weekend.
Crowds flooded the town which had been draped in Union Jack bunting for the action-packed events programme.
Meltham church hosted a village tea dance on Friday ahead of live music from The Swing Commanders.
Click below for our image gallery of the weekend.Related content
Entertainment continued in The Wagon and Horses with popular singer Marina Mae.
Highlights across the three-day event included two fly-pasts – a Spitfire on Saturday and a Dakota on Sunday.
More than 60 World War re-enactors dressed up for the occasion, which has grown in popularity since it began five years ago.
A vibrant parade was led by Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band which later performed in the church grounds to scores of villagers and visitors basking in the afternoon sun.
Andrea Penman, 52, of Meltham, was enjoying the event with her grandson Jacob.
She said: “It’s fantastic. They have really pulled out the stops with costumes and the number of stalls and activities. It’s been a lovely day for everyone.”
The event across both Saturday and Sunday also included a mini real ale festival and children’s choir performance.
Military vehicles and period transport were also positioned on nearly every corner.
Outside Cafe 33, singer Lilli De Carlo entertained crowds who spilled out on to the road at times due to the pavements being jam-packed with people.
At Meltham Fire Station, there was a steady trade at a barbecue stall.
Meanwhile unlucky punters were put in the stocks for some wet sponge antics – perhaps a welcome way to cool off from the heat.
Anne and Paul Armstrong, who run Westfield Chauffeur Drive, drove their Imperial car along the parade route with Meltham Mayor Terry Lyons and others.
Anne, who had dressed in a vivid 1940s red dress, said: “It’s the second year we have come and brought the cars along.
“It’s a great atmosphere.”
Also dressed up were Emma Kilroy, 46, and her daughter Freya, 10, of Honley.
Emma ran a vintage wear stall on the main street and said: “It’s been absolutely perfect. We loved the fly-past and the parade. We only live in Honley and have been to other wartime events in North Yorkshire so to have something like this on our doorstep is amazing.
“We had one lady at our stall say she had come from Oxfordshire and next year she is going to come back in 1940s dress-up.”
The event was dreamed up by Steve Aldred and Pam Cox, landlady of the Wagon and Horses pub in the town and is now a firm fixture on the calendar.