Thousands enjoy everything 20th century at inaugural St Albans TimeTurn Festival

PUBLISHED: 18:07 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 07:57 19 September 2018

Bob Golding. Picture: Stephanie Belton

Bob Golding. Picture: Stephanie Belton

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The streets of St Albans were transported back in time to the 20th century this weekend.

Cafe on the Corner. Picture: Stephanie BeltonCafe on the Corner. Picture: Stephanie Belton

Thousands of people enjoyed activities, vintage cocktails, live music, and historic vehicles lining the streets for the St Albans TimeTurn Festival.

Different roads were themed - Holywell Hill was World War One and the 1920s, St Peter’s Street became World War Two and the 1940s, George Street was 1950s and 1960s, and Catherine Street, which was closed to traffic, was the 1970s and 1980s.

Hundreds of children took part in a history trail around the city centre, and one lucky entrant will win a £50 St Albans Gift Card.

The event was organised by St Albans BID as part of the Heritage Open Days. BID manager Helen Burridge said: “The city has never seen anything like this before. Encouraging the public away from the main streets and into other areas was great fun, drawing attention to the personality and passion of all of our businesses.”

Classic cars on George Street. Picture: Stephanie BeltonClassic cars on George Street. Picture: Stephanie Belton

She said they are looking forward to making this a flagship event.

Hatch on Holywell Hill. Picture: Stephanie BeltonHatch on Holywell Hill. Picture: Stephanie Belton

Jive Swing on Holywell Hill. Picture: Stephanie BeltonJive Swing on Holywell Hill. Picture: Stephanie Belton

Pink Ladies at Eve & Adams. Picture: Stephanie BeltonPink Ladies at Eve & Adams. Picture: Stephanie Belton

Scouts working with local businesses. Picture: Stephanie BeltonScouts working with local businesses. Picture: Stephanie Belton

Ukuleles on George Street. Picture: Stephanie BeltonUkuleles on George Street. Picture: Stephanie Belton

St Albans Ukelele Band on George Street at the St Albans Time Turner Festival. Picture: Becky AlexanderSt Albans Ukelele Band on George Street at the St Albans Time Turner Festival. Picture: Becky Alexander

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Classic cars on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Classic cars on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - The Cositas Shop team.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - The Cositas Shop team. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Donald Clarke and Annette Payne representing the 1918 scouts.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Donald Clarke and Annette Payne representing the 1918 scouts. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Donald Clarke and Anthony Witton representing the 1918 scout group.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Donald Clarke and Anthony Witton representing the 1918 scout group. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Tom Stewart playing the trumpet.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Tom Stewart playing the trumpet. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Classic cars on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Classic cars on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Classic cars on display.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Classic cars on display. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Naomi Cuba Dance entertain the crowds.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Naomi Cuba Dance entertain the crowds. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Naomi Cuba Dance entertain the crowds.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Naomi Cuba Dance entertain the crowds. Picture: Karyn Haddon

St Albans Time Turner Festival - Naomi Cuba Dance entertain the crowds.


Picture: Karyn HaddonSt Albans Time Turner Festival - Naomi Cuba Dance entertain the crowds. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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