ORGANISERS of Colwyn Bay Forties Festival 'kept calm and carried on' in the face of Storm Hannah.

Despite the strong winds, "hardcore fans" still showed their support for the event which featured a Winston Churchill impersonator, vehicles, uniforms and police in period dress. There was also a focus on ration book cookery, vintage clothes; everything 40s was proudly displayed throughout the town.

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Chris Bouckley of NW Military Collectors and her dog Millie brave the weather. KR270419a

On the Saturday night, fans jived the night away and dressed in their best costumes for the Ballroom Blitz Dance. Held at Rydal Penrhos School Hall, Llandudno Swing Band helped to recreate the atmosphere of 1940s Britain.

On Sunday, more residents and visitors were able to pledge their support to the event, which is in its eighth year, as the weather brightened up.

Anna Openshaw, event director, said: "Storm Hannah didn't get the better of us. We carried on.

"We still saw a few hardcore supporters on the Saturday, but the Ballroom Blitz was excellent. It was the best we've had. It was lovely and the swing band were so good, everyone made an effort with their hair and make-up and costumes.

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Ady Bradley and son Archie, age three. All pictures: Kerry Roberts, KR270419a

"On the Sunday, people left their hotels and we had a lot more in attendance. We had Churchill, demonstrations and more. We are very lucky how the businesses support us in the town and how they dress their windows. We were able to run most things as planned, just nothing in tents or gazebos as the wind would have taken it away."

Anna, who has been involved in the festival for the last four years, added: "Moving forward, we already have some ideas of what we would like to do next year."

Any businesses keen to share an idea or would like to get involve in next year's event can visit Colwyn Bay Forties Festival on Facebook.