THOUSANDS of people descended on Ramsey at the weekend for the sixth annual 1940s weekend. Organisers believe the event was the biggest ever, with up to 10,000 people said to have visited the many attractions at RAF Upwood. A hangar dance attended by 1,00

1940's weekend

THOUSANDS of people descended on Ramsey at the weekend for the sixth annual 1940s weekend.

Organisers believe the event was the biggest ever, with up to 10,000 people said to have visited the many attractions at RAF Upwood.

A hangar dance attended by 1,000 people on Saturday night sold out weeks in advance, while visitors enjoyed flypasts from the Red Arrows and a Lancaster Bomber, among others.

There were countless examples of 1940s fashion, dance, hairstyles and classic cars on display, helping to stir personal memories for the older members of the crowds.

1940's weekend

The 1940s theme was continued in Ramsey itself, with the George Hotel offering a special menu and the town's Carousel dress shop displaying 40s-style outfits in its window.

Event spokesman Andy Elsom said: "It was the most successful year so far in terms of visitors and attractions.

"We could have sold the hangar dance out twice over - the event continues to get bigger and bigger every year."

The event raises thousands of pounds for local charities - which this year will include a donation to the Hunts Post's New Life Appeal in support of maternity services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

1940's weekend