The Vale of Evesham was transported back to the Second World War.

The Wartime in the Vale returned over the weekend, with thousands flocking to Badsey to soak up the history and sun.

Held at Ashdown Farm, the event is one of the largest World War Two re-enactments in the country with around 2,000 reenactors taking part.

Alongside this was the first national WW2 American motorcycle meet and a Battle of Britan Memorial Flypast.

Organiser Amy Jelfs said: “2023's show was a huge success and a fantastic show, with lots of new re-enacting groups and their fabulous displays.

“The first national WW2 American motorcycle meet was an outstanding display to witness with a great mix of wartime and pre-war Harley Davidsons and Indians, which has never been done before in the UK. 

“Both days treated us to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast from the Hawker Hurricane Mk.II.”

Evesham Journal: Hundreds of American motorcycles took part in the first national meetHundreds of American motorcycles took part in the first national meet (Image: Wojtek Noculak)

She added: “Track vehicles and tanks lined the roads with plenty to see including the very rare DD Valentine and Stuart Light Tank plus half-tracks and lots more.

“The WW2 camp was alive with the displays being manned by people in period dress and uniforms teaching all aspects of WW2 and Homefront life in the war to adults and children alike.

“Thank you to everyone who attended and we are still looking for volunteers to help with next year's show and help at the Ashdown Camp itself.”

Taking place over Saturday and Sunday (June 17 and 18), Wartime in the Vale involved 1940s entertainment, a pyrotechnics display, a children’s fair, vintage stalls and more.

There was also a homecoming for the Bates of Evesham Diamond T969, the first time it had come to the area since 2016.

Evesham Journal: Around 2,000 reenactors took partAround 2,000 reenactors took part (Image: Wojtek Noculak)

Organiser Emma James added: “The show was a great success , thankfully we was lucky with the weather. 

“We had some fantastic vehicle and reenactment displays.

“Plans already going ahead for next year , it's an ever-growing popular event amongst military enthusiasts and the general public.”