Ready, Teddy go! Rockabilly revival as quiffs, vintage cars the girls from Grease descend on a quiet holiday camp in Norfolk
Last updated at 2:04 PM on 17th May 2011
For those who inadvertently stumbled across a traditional holiday camp in Norfolk, they may well have wondered whether they had gone back in time.
Devotees of the 1950s revival packed their vintage clothes into their Cadillacs and descended on the Seacroft Holiday Camp for the Hemsby Rock 'n' Roll Weekender.
Twice a year, fans of rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, rockin' blues of the 1950s and Americana gather at the sleepy resort of Hemsby to dress up in period clothing and re-live the era over four days.
Music to my ears: Bands and DJs helped revellers get into the swing of the nostalgic event
Reminisce: These ladies get in the mood, left, while Cherry Rae, right, fans the flames of Fifties fashion
Grease is the word: These girls could have stepped straight from the set of a film
Bands play and devotees hit the dance floor to hop, bop, jive and rock 'n' roll.
This year's festival featured performances from by Narvel ‘The Marvel’ Felts, a Sun Records label-mate of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis.
And to help the Teddy boys rocking and the girls twirling their skirts on the dance floor, DJs such as Wild Cat Pete were also on hand.
The event has been running since 1988.
Fifties dream: Revellers at the festival re-lived their favourite decade through clothes and music
Blast from the past: This beauty queen, left, was crowned winner of Hemsby's pin-up contest while Rebecca Butterfly, right, accessorised with vintage shades, a bag - and her dog
Under the bonnet: The festival was a chance for fans to show off their spectacular classic cars
Rockabilly, which emerged from the Southern United States in the early 1950s, is thought to be one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music.
The term came from rock 'n' roll and hillbilly, the latter being a reference to the country music that contributed strongly to the style's development.
The popularity of the style waned in the 1960s but it is thought to have enjoyed a major revival in the late 1970s and early 1980s that has lasted to the present day, often within a rockabilly subculture.
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Chip off the old block: These mini rockers and their dad look like they're in for a swell time
Pit-stop: Festival-goers get the chance to let their finely-sculpted hair down twice a year at this event
Classic: A devotee watches vintage American cars at the festival
Memories: The sights at Hemsby this weekend must have brought a feeling of nostalgia back for those to remembered it first-time round
Back in time: You wouldn't see this lot at Glastonbury
Home sweet home... for four days, at least: A Hemsby festival-goer lingers outside his chalet
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