LLANDUDNO promenade was the scene of a bikers’ heaven with display of classic bikes from the past.

The British Motorcycle Preservation Society held its Magnificent Motorcycles display on a sunny promenade on Sunday, September 1.

Memories of the 1950s and 60s, and earlier were stirred at the sight of the machines from yesteryear along with the unmistakable smell of warm oil. Some barely remembered makes and models such as BSA Bantam, AJS, Triumph, Matchless, Rudge, Norton, Aerial were there fuelling nostalgia.

There was even a Norton delivered to the Army in September in 1939 and immediately sent to the British Expeditionary Force in France. It was abandoned in May 1940 when the Army withdrew back to Britain from Dunkirk.

There were several blood bikes, used to transport blood for urgent transfusions were on display and demonstrating how bikes play an important role in our emergency services.

But fun bikes were not forgotten with the inclusion of a trials bike used for cross country competitions.

The display was organised in conjunction with a number of motorcycle clubs including the Whistle Stop Café, Goldwing and Wirral Wobblers.

Talks were given by Blind Veterans UK’s Billy Baxter, the Fastest Blind Man on a Bike (the current Guinness World Record holder) and Blood Bike Wales.