Colwyn Bay celebrates 1940s with two-day festival

Vera Lynn, Winston Churchill and George Formby are amongst the attractions at a two-day 1940s festival in Colwyn Bay this weekend.

The 1940s festival is expected to draw thousands of people to Colwyn Bay Credit: Ian Lang

Colwyn Bay was home to the Food Ministry during WWII and that history acted as the spark for an idea to transform the seaside town to commemorate those days.

A group of Second World War German army re-enactors at the 1940s festival in Colwyn Bay Credit: Ian Lang
A Second World War fighter is amongst the star attractions at the festival Credit: Ian Lang

Highlights include a battle on Colwyn Bay's new beach tomorrow afternoon staged by the North West Military Collectors.

Organisers hope the success of the event will attract sponsorship for future years so it can become an annual festival.