VIDEO: Celebrations of the 1940s boosts town centre

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People in Desborough have been transported back seven decades as the town came together for its first 1940s day.

The event included dancing, drama and music in the town centre, vintage cars, Pathe films being shown in the Heritage Centre and saw shops taping up their windows – harking back to Blitz-hit Britain.

Friends of Desborough library at the Desborough 1940s day

Friends of Desborough library at the Desborough 1940s day

It was organised by the town centre partnership to engender a sense of community spirit and bring footfall to business in the centre of Desborough.

“It’s been a great success,” said Mark Churcher, a goldsmith and member of the partnership.

“The whole town has got involved. Everyone’s really pleased with the way it’s gone.”

Mr Churcher, who paid tribute to the Heritage Centre, the Desborough Community Development Trust and local business for their support, also promised would be run annually from now on.