SLIDESHOW: Bawtry Revival

The centre of Bawtry came alive as it hosted its festival – with music, classic cars, a beer festival and a Vulcan flypast.

The three-day Bawtry Revival Festival, in aid of Help For Heroes and the Aurora cancer charity, drew thousands of people to the town over the weekend – and looks set to become part of Doncaster’s social calendar.

Bawtry Revival.  Beer festival and classic cars.  Jan (58) and John Murray (60) from Carcroft with their 1984 Porche 944.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Bawtry Revival. Beer festival and classic cars. Jan (58) and John Murray (60) from Carcroft with their 1984 Porche 944. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Andy Longworth, organiser, said: “It has been a massive success and we want to turn it into an annual attraction for the town.

“There has never been a stage like this in Bawtry. The marquee looked like The X Factor stage.

“It was packed and everybody had a fantastic weekend with all the music.”

Doncaster folk-rock band Stafford Galli opened the festival on Friday night with their penultimate gig. Following them was a rock DJ and an Aurora charity auction featuring foods from around Bawtry.

More than 60 real ales were on offer as the Cooper and Griffin pub staged the beer festival.

Saturday included performances from indie band The Torn and James Bond, the Burlesque Dance Company.

On Sunday revellers dressed in period costume from the 1940s and 60s and a charity car run, with classic cars and motorbikes, drove through the town.

The Vulcan XH558, based at Robin Hood Airport also performed a flypast over three days and rocker John Parr, who donated a microphone signed by The Who singer Roger Daltrey, headlined Sunday evening.

Andy, owner of The Cooper and Griffin, added: “Everybody has helped, including other retailers and businesses – it’s great when the people of Bawtry pull together.”