HUNDREDS of people braved the weather to enjoy a weekend of vintage glamour at a 1940s-themed event.

Visitors, many of whom were in costumes embracing the era, battled the wind and rain in true Dunkirk spirit as Ramsbottom and Bury stepped back in time.

The streets were alive with music, entertainment, historical exhibitions, battles and re-enactments from the Second World War.

To coincide with the event, streets and shops around Ramsbottom town centre were given a war-years makeover.

The East Lancashire Railway also played its full part, as each of its stations were transformed into an authentic recreation — from Camp Roanoke to Rossendorf.

Hundreds of dedicated re-enactors were also on hand, alongside famous faces including Winston Churchill and classic characters from ‘Allo ‘Allo.

Visitors were also able to also sit in the cockpit of a Spitfire and experience the sight, sound and power of the aircraft, including starting up the engine, at the Bury Transport Museum.