ONE of the most popular vintage festivals in the south went down a storm at the weekend with thousands of revellers embracing the past in spectacular fashion.

Nearly 8,000 people descended on Stockton Park for the sixth Vintage Nostalgia Festival for a weekend of all things vintage, featuring a range of classic cars, a line-up of retro music and lots more.

Billed as the ‘quintessential English weekend away’, the event played host to something for the whole family as the sun shone down on the park, near Warminster.

Organiser Russ Topham said: “It was absolutely brilliant and we were very lucky with the weather which helped. It was nice all weekend then pretty much as soon as we started packing up it started raining.

“We had a couple of steam engines chuffing around the ground which was great and added to the nostalgic feel.

“All of our acts went down very well, particularly Charlie Chaplin, who had everyone in fits of laughter as he picked on unsuspecting members of the audience.

“There were lots of very nice vintage vehicles on show as always, it's great to see old cars being showed a bit of love and attention to get them back on the road.

“The Jukebox Jets were fantastic on Saturday night and ensured nobody left the dance floor. All the bands were absolutely brilliant.

"The feedback has been brilliant so far which makes all the hard work worth it."

It took a team of 50 to organise the event and Mr Topham spent a total of nine months preparing for it.