NORTHALLERTON is turning back the clock this Sunday, June 9 as the popular Homefront Forties Weekend returns to the town.

Large crowds are expected as live entertainers and soldiers, airmen and land girls in period uniform recreate a Second World War atmosphere on the High Street.

More than 7,000 people joined in the fun last year to sing along to the hits of George Formby, Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters - and Sunday’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

An array of wartime military vehicles and classic cars will line up alongside traction engines and vintage farm machinery.

Other attractions include trade and food stands and a vintage fair in the Town Hall featuring Forties fashions, antiques and military memorabilia.

Homefront Forties Weekend is the latest big event to be organised by Northallerton Business Improvement District (BID).

It builds on the success of April’s Classic Car Sunday, when a record 130 vehicles were on show.

BID manager Graham Bell: said: “This is a great chance for the town to dress up and get into the spirit of an unforgettable era.

“People go to so much trouble to catch the flavour of the 1940s - and it’s wonderful to see.”