RECORDS were broken at West Bay Day in its most explosive year yet.

Visitors from far and wide flocked to the area at the weekend for one of the biggest events in its calendar.

The whole of the bay turned into a playground for young and old alike with live bands, a duck race, pirate games, a classic car and motorcycle display and, for the first time in West Bay, Bhangra dancers - all topped off with a firework finale.

Organisers say it was the event's biggest and most successful year to date.

Chairman of the organising committee, James Radcliffe, said: "We were blessed with beautiful weather and were amazed at the amount of people that came to support us. I’d like to thank all our volunteers both on the committee and those that turned up on the day, without them we wouldn’t have been able to put on such a worthwhile event. I would also like to thank our firework sponsor, Axminster Excavators, and our Bhangra dancers sponsors, West Dorset Leisure Holidays and SJ Norman and Sons, plus many more local businesses that contributed prizes and gifts for our stalls.

"We’re now really looking forward to our next event, Bonfire By the Beach, in October.

Proceeds from the year's West Bay Day will go to local good causes, including West Bay Sea Scouts and St Catherine’s Pre school.

West Bay Days was formed in 2012 and is made up of volunteers who organise and support events for the benefit of the local community and visitors to the area.

Bonfire by the Beach will take place on October 27.

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