It was a trip down memory lane for some and an eye-opener for others when the 1940s came to town.

Bridport Heritage Forum gave visitors a taste of the 40s last weekend with a variety of foods, demonstrations and film.

A range of cakes, biscuits and a ‘Lord Woolton’s’ pie made from authentic recipes and ingredients, including carrot and potato, were available to try, as well as scrambled egg made from dried powder, which was whipped up by members.

Visitors even brought in their own homemade 1940s cakes, which were judged and sold in the pop-up British restaurant, which offered soup - made from vegetables from St Mary’s Primary School’s ‘dig for victory’ allotment - cake, sandwiches and homemade biscuits, which could be paid for in shillings and sixpence or today’s equivalent.

The 1940s food celebration was part of a series of events, ‘40s Food, Fun and Fashion’, which continues on Saturday, August 17.

Enjoy the sounds of the era and take part in some dances or singing songs, or simply watch from the side-lines when a taste of the 1940s returns to the town hall.

There will be local musicians and dance groups who will lead the way and invite visitors to have a go.

From 10am, pupils from Salway Ash Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School will dance the jive, followed by music and singing from Tinker’s Cuss at 10.15am and learn the Lambeth Walk with Theresa Grinter at 10.45am. This will be followed by the Seniors Musical Theatre Group led by Jodie Glover.

Nearly the Andrews Sisters will provide singing and music at 11.15am before Dee Lanning will led the Charleston at 11.45am and Nick and John perform at 12.15pm.

Learn the jive with Dynamic Dance from 12.45pm before the event is rounded off with singing from Peter Burns at 1.15pm.

As well as all of this, radio programmes, films and football will be remembered and there will be a special children’s area with vintage games and activities, including a 40s go-cart.

‘Fun in the 40s’ will take place at Bridport Town Hall on August 17 from 10am to 2pm. Entry is free and there is lift access to the hall from Bridport Tourist Information Centre.

The ‘Fun in the 40s’ event will be followed by ‘Fashion in the 40s’ on Saturday, August 31.

This will include vintage costumes, fashion shows, knitting, darning and make do and mend workshops.