Brollies at the ready for annual Twinwood Festival

People braved the rain for the fun festival.

People braved the rain for the fun festival.

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Despite the soggy bank holiday weather, the Twinwood Festival carried on swinging, jiving and be-bopping through rain and shine.

Thousands of immaculately turned-out vintage fans braved the rain to dance in puddles and listen to the big bands, with their slicked-back hair and towering up-dos defying the damp conditions.

The annual event is a hit with crowds.

The annual event is a hit with crowds.

And for the newly-initiated there was amply opportunity to pick up some retro fashion and learn the jitter-bug with the variety of traders and dance lessons in the side arenas.

The crowd ranged from babies to pensioners, mostly wearing authentic 1940s fashions, with some sporting Rockabilly, vintage Americana and Teddy Boy threads.

And in celebration of the sartorial efforts people go to (all the more amazing when most people are getting ready in their tents and caravans) the festival hosts its annual Mr and Mrs Vintage competition.

Getting into the swing of things.

Getting into the swing of things.

It was a bit soggy for guests.

It was a bit soggy for guests.

People were upbeat despite the weather.

People were upbeat despite the weather.

There were musical performances.

There were musical performances.