SIMISTER will take a trip down memory lane this weekend as the village turns back the clock for a fun family 1940s day.

The Home Front will come to life across the village on Sunday with a range of nostalgic attractions, including an armoured vehicle display, a mobile interactive living history museum and shooting range.

There will also be plenty of refreshments and entertainment, from war time music and a vintage tea room and raffle, to an evening disco at the Same Yet Inn.

To add to the atmosphere and authenticity, villagers will be getting into the swing of things sporting vintage wartime clothing and decking their streets and homes in bunting.

The event has been organised by residents Sue and Paul Greenlees who have rallied support from across Simister and beyond.

All proceeds raised by the event will go to veterans charity and nursing home Broughton House.

It will join the more than £1,000 raised by Simister's Home Front Day last year.

Mrs Greenlees said: “Our 1940s Home Front Day in 2018 was a tremendous success, with a lovely family atmosphere and superb weather.

“It was hard work but very worthwhile and we are hoping to raise even more money this time around.

“Broughton House is a fantastic charity which deserves our support and we look forward to welcoming staff and veterans to our event to add to the occasion.”

The Home Front Day will take place in the centre of the village from 11 am to 4pm.

To help with safety, attendees from outside Simister are asked to use buses, or park on Heywood Road between Parrenthorn High School and the motorway bridge, and walk into the main village.

Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, said: “This year’s event is truly back by popular demand. The number of people, staff and residents who have asked if it would be on again this year has been amazing.

“Sue, Paul and the rest of the village do a fantastic job and our residents are really looking forward to the event. It’s a great family occasion and I look forward seeing everyone there on the day.”