IT was a day for bunting, doilies, extra-wide petticoats and a whole lotta swing for the Winchester vintage parade.

Over 1,000 people swarmed in to the guildhall from the rain for the market stalls and entertainment swishing their polka dot dresses to the sound of a bygone age.

Amy Baker and Lady and the Dukes performed their renditions of some post-war classics while Jive 92 took the floor to demonstrate how to dance to 50s and 60s music.

Karol Wicinski and Anna Wicinska visited for the day.

“We enjoyed the vintage parade very much,” Anna said. “For us, non Brits, these are the best occasions to learn about British history, traditions and culture.”

Best dressed prizes and rosettes were presented to the finest threads of the day.

Inside the makers market talented local illustrators, up-cyclers and makers showcased their current work and The Tea Parlour provided a warm area to get out of the rain.

The Vintage Parade will return to Winchester with their unique wedding fair on Sunday June 8 and again for the vintage and makers fair on Sunday November 16.