A 1940s weekend is taking place in Saltaire on Saturday and Sunday.

Free activities, including a dance marquee, will be taking place in Roberts Park. Acts in the bandstand include Andrews Sisters and George Formby tributes, a Spirit of the Homefront display, vintage prams and policemen and classic and military vehicles.

There will be a book signing by Julie Fearn, writer of the recent acclaimed book 'The Suitcase of Secrets', set in 1940s Saltaire.

Local Victorian Pollie Toothill will be doing tours of the Secrets and Scandals of Saltaire at noon and 3pm on both days.

On Saturday only there will be vintage stalls in Victoria Hall and also beginner dance classes at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Organiser Marie McCahery is very keen to get more local people learning to swing dance.

"There are so many dances and events in the local area and everyone is so friendly," she says. " I want people to be inspired by the dancing they see in the dance marquee and have a go, learn a few steps and get involved in the fantastic social life – and it's a wonderful way to keep fit."

The classes cost £2 each and there will be two each hour in the upstairs rooms of Victoria Hall.

Marie started out organising a dance in Victoria Hall, "but so many people were disappointed at the cancellation of the Haworth 1940s weekend this year, I was persuaded to expand the event and hope it can become an annual addition to the 1940s calendar," she says. "I have had a lot of encouragement from the 1940s community and we think Saltaire is an excellent place to hold a 1940s weekend."

She hopes she can drum up more support to make next year even bigger, as part of Bradford 2025.

 The event is on Saturday June 29 and 30, starting at 10am on both days.

Car parking is available on the field in front of Shipley Glen Railway on Higher Coach Road on the opposite side of Roberts Park.

For more information on the event visit facebook.com/events/2088901364776144 or call Marie on 07854 546300