Hundreds of people flocked to a former Royal Air Force aerodrome on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, to watch wartime events recreated at Hooton Park 1940s Weekend.

Visitors showed the wartime spirit in ignoring the poor weather forecast and as re-enactors from far and wide populated the airfield, together with military and home front displays, trade stalls, period aircraft, vehicles and a host of entertainers helped to maintain the nostalgic theme over the two days. Vintage buses ferried people to the event from a nearby park and ride area.

RAF Hooton Park was the wartime base of 610 (County of Cheshire) Squadron and two replica Spitfires of the type flown by the squadron during The Battle of Britain were on show to visitors, many of whom had dressed in period clothing for the occasion.

Fire power demonstrations proved popular as well as noisy, but inside one of the hangars there was harmonious relief provided by London-based singing trio The Belladonna Brigade, the unique talents of Paul Harper and dancing by The Victory Girls. The musical entertainment included a hangar dance on the Saturday night which was sold out.