SLIDESHOW: Old-fashioned fun at Rotherham festival

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Fun and games with a vintage twist were the order of the day at a festival in South Yorkshire.

The Anston Festival Day offered live music, a picnic, dance demonstrations and children’s activities, all for free and with a 1940s and ’50s theme.

Jean Jackson and Sue Kaye of 57th Rotherham Brownies, with young helpers and customers.

Jean Jackson and Sue Kaye of 57th Rotherham Brownies, with young helpers and customers.

Children enjoyed a bouncy castle and slide, as well as practising their football skills on an inflatable pitch manned by Rotherham United FC staff.

Visitors browsed charity stalls, took tea in the parish hall and got the chance to admire a display of vintage vehicles. Volunteers led tours of Anston Stones Wood, while jive band The Swing Commanders headlined the event.

Richard Hulme of Thurcroft, with his 1943 American Dodge Weapons carrier, back from a visit to the recent Normandy D.Day event.
Young visitors with him are- Amelia & Lotte Toseland aged 8 & 6, plus Jake Atkins (4)

Richard Hulme of Thurcroft, with his 1943 American Dodge Weapons carrier, back from a visit to the recent Normandy D.Day event. Young visitors with him are- Amelia & Lotte Toseland aged 8 & 6, plus Jake Atkins (4)

 

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