Turning back time to rock around the clock, teddy boys and girls flocked to Blackpool this weekend. Elizabeth Gomm went along with her camera.

In their slick suits and crepe soled shoes, hair coiffed into quiffs, teds travelled from across the UK to converge at the Norbreck Castle Hotel for their annual weekender, The Ted Do.

Bands belted out sounds to celebrate the 1960s teenage subculture which is kept alive by fans of their heroes including Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochrane.

Over the weekend there were two weddings, one at the wedding chapel on the prom and a second in the ballroom, with all the teds invited to go along.

On Saturday, they were joined by local bikers for a meet-up with music at the Travellers Rest, Cleveleys, which in true ’50s style is a cash-only pub!

The Ted Do is the world’s biggest celebration of teddy subculture. It returns annually to the Norbreck Castle.

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