Lavenham stepped back 70 years in time last weekend to mark events of the Second World War.
The 1940s Commemorative Weekend featured exhibitions, guided walks, talks, sing-alongs and food from the era. The central event on Sunday was a guard of honour parade through Lavenham, which culminated with a service in Market Place. Military vehicles were on display and villagers dressed up.
This was all to honour the 487th Bombardment Group of the 8th US Army Air Force, which was based at Lavenham during the war.
John Pawsey, chairman of Friends of Lavenham Airfield, said: “It went really well, we had a lot of people at the talk and the concert was also well attended. On Sunday we had the gathering and hundreds attended.
“This year we had two veterans from the airfield, Raymond Duncan and Charles ‘Stu’ Bachmann, and also Len Manning, a veteran from Lancaster.
“We also had the great support of RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath personnel. It gave the ceremony some gravitas.”
The event also featured a vintage fair, and there was a coach trip following the service to Long Melford and the airfield.
This, the third such gathering, was also raising money to build a memorial in the airfield, featuring the names of the 233 who lost their lives during missions from Lavenham.
Mr Pawsey said the group was approaching its target and the memorial, likely to cost in the region of £8,500 - £12,500, could be ready for 2020. Friends of Lavenham Airfield is planning another ceremonial event for next year.