Dewsbury went back in time to recreate life in the town 60 years ago... and it proved to be a huge success.

The Dewsbury 1950s Vintage Day on Saturday featured live music and dance from the era along with old-style crafts, food stalls and a classic car show right outside Dewsbury Town Hall.

1950s Vintage Day in Dewsbury town centre

Gary Gordon from Dewsbury Pioneers community interest company which works to promote the town said: “The town centre was absolutely packed, it was fantastic. Some of the stallholders even sold out it was that good. This shows the demand is definitely there for these kind of events. We regularly hold craft and art fairs in the Victorian arcades – we try to offer something that’s different.”

1950s Vintage Day in Dewsbury town centre - Town Crier and youngster in fancy dress with Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress Clr Paul Kane and Mrs Susan Bedford

The cars were organised by the Yorkshire Thoroughbred car club.

Music and entertainment featured dance group Backstep Boogie Club, Lula and the BeBops along with Songsational.

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Two white doves were released by Kirklees Mayor Clr Paul Kane in a ceremony in Longcauseway to remember those who gave their lives in conflict.

1950s Vintage Day in Dewsbury town centre - Kirklees Mayor Clr Paul Kane released these two white doves in a ceremony in Longcauseway to remember those who gave their lives in conflict.

Food was served in an American school bus diner which served traditional food from the USA.

The prize for the Best 50s Dress little girl went to four-year-old Jorgie Yates.

The event was organised by Kirklees Council with help from Dewsbury Pioneers.