WELSHPOOL turns back the clock to the years of the Second World War with its Homefront community spirit this weekend, with the now annual 1940s festival.

One of the big events of the opening day, Friday, September 27, is a 'We’ll Meet Again' concert by the Castle Belles, a women’s choir based in Castle Caereinion, at the Church House, at 7.30pm.

The Castle Belles will be singing songs from the 1940s in an evening of nostalgia performing the 'Miller Medley', 'Sentimental Journey', 'Que Sera' and many more songs that will take you back in time.

It is sure to be an entertaining evening and tickets at £8 can be bought from Alexander’s in Welshpool. To check out the Castle Belles go to the Castle Belles Choir Facebook page.

Other events taking place on Friday include the 'Salute the 40s' variety show at the Town Hall at 2pm, doors open at 1.30pm; and an Evening of Fish’n’Chips and 'Knees Up Mother Brown' with Johnny Victory at 7.30pm at the Town Hall.

Saturday sees the town in full swing, with re-enactors and entertainment on the streets as well as a Tea Dance at the Church House at 2pm, and the Blitz Ball with the Ashby Little Big Band returning to play at the Town Hall at 7.30pm.

Puzzle Square businesses stage an autumn bazaar between 11am and 3pm, with live music, spinning and weaving demonstrations, stalls and more, plus an invitation to dress to impress in 1940s fashions.

Events continue on Sunday, September 29, with more things happening all around the town, ending with the Builth Wells Male Voice Choir in the closing concert at 7pm, at the Methodist Church.

Vintage vehicles, exhibitions and displays, including a lifesize model Spitfire, will be among the many other things to see in this celebration of the British spirit that endured behind the horrors of warfare.