Community spirit was alive and kicking in Meltham.

The town was bursting with 1940s spirit with families - and even dogs - dressed for the popular Meltham Memories weekend.

Pam Cox, treasurer of the organising committee, said the atmosphere was “amazing” saying: “It’s a great day and we’re thrilled to see so many people.”

Among those taking part in 40s games and enjoying the outdoor events were Dave Batty, Debbie Ashley, Alaskan malamute dog Leia with a camouflage neckerchief, Dan Bray and Sarah Powala, all from Meltham who dressed in Forces uniforms for the occasion.

Dave said: “I’ve come pretty much every year, it’s a great event and we always dress up. There’s always lots going on in Meltham with the village scarecrow festival and this is one of the events to get involved with.”

For Debbie it was her first time at the event and she said: “I was so excited to come and I just love it.”

Click below to see a video the Meltham Memories parade.

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Nine-year-old Lily Carter was also enjoying the trip back to the 40s with her Linthwaite family, she said: “We’ve done a bit about the war in school but it’s good to see the cars and tanks myself.”

Her mum Lindsay, 36, said: “We came last year for the first time and it’s brilliant, it’s not often you get these old military vehicles in the town and it’s nice to see they’ve been preserved.

“There’s always loads to do and it’s a great day out.”

Pam Cox, who got into the spirit in a naval uniform, said: “This is our sixth year and it’s grown and grown.

“It all started during the recession when everyone’s spirits were low and people felt nothing ever happened in Meltham, so the way this has become a success is just what we needed.

“Since then people have really come together and supported it, we even have a family from Oxford visiting every year.”

Children from all of the town’s schools got involved and many of the shops were decorated for the occasion.

Pam added: “It really does help the local economy, all those who get involved reap the rewards, plus we have stalls for the local groups and charities and they get a lot of support too.”

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