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This year’s DH Lawrence festival was launched with a step back in time, as well as singing, jiving and swinging at the heritage centre.

The DH Lawrence Heritage Centre’s car park was packed with vintage cars and war memorabilia on Saturday as people dressed in full 1940s and 1950s dress, showed off their precious motors and collections and had tea parties while they enjoyed the entertainment.

The Nottingham Collegiate Shag dance group whirled around on the Tarmac and demonstrated traditional dances from days gone by. Visitors to the vintage fair also had the opportunity to join in and have a go.

Jazz singer and songwriter Jeanie Barton took to the stage later in the day and delighted visitors old and young with her sultry music.

Inside the heritage centre, the ground floor was transformed into a vintage fair selling clothes, antiques, and innovative reused vintage items, such as bracelets and hair grips with quotes cut from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte novels.

The Lawrence’s War exhibition curated especially for the literary festival was also open to the public and hosted a crafts workshop where people could make their own vintage trinket boxes.

This Saturday September 13 will see The Falling Leaves Folk Festival at Annesley Old Church as part of the DH Lawrence festival. The event is from 1pm to 5pm and admission is free.