Queensbury gets into the 1940s spirit

!940's day on Chapel Street, Queensbury
!940's day on Chapel Street, Queensbury

There was dancing in the street as visitors to Queensbury’s first ever 1940s day were transported to a bygone era.

Dressed up to the nines, many visitors stepped out in style as they donned forties-style outfits to get into the spirit of the occasion.

And with brass bands, army vehicles, stalls, food and refreshments, as well as evening entertainment from 1940s tribute act Kitty La Mare, the past came alive for hundreds of visitors both young and old.

The day was organised following the success of Queensbury’s 150th celebrations last year and organisers of the festival were determined to keep the village’s community spirit alive.

Sue Dickerson, one of the organisers of the festival, said: “It went really well and was a lot better than we expected.

“The evening entertainment was packed out and we’ve got people wanting to support us and do it again next year.”

Kitty La Mare’s performance raised £400 for the new Queensbury Performing Arts group, which hopes to stage its first pantomime next year.