A 1940s DAY due to take place this weekend has been postponed.

Darwen's tenth annual 1940s Day will now be pushed back to the Bank Holiday weekend, due to severe weather warnings posing a health and safety risk.

Organiser, Samantha Taylor, said she is devastated about having to delay the event, but cannot risk the stalls and marquees being blown about in the wind and rain.

She said: "If I've learnt anything from past events, such as the Christmas market where the stalls were almost blown away, it's that it's just not worth going ahead with it.

"I've spoken to a lot of stallholders who are concerned about the weather predicted for this weekend and have made the decision to push it back to Saturday August 24."

The Met Office's yellow weather warning for rain runs from midnight on Friday to midnight on Saturday.

This is to be followed by a yellow warning of wind to spread across the region from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Sunday.

The yellow warning for thunder is set to run across the top of East Lancashire, through the Ribble Valley and Pendle, at the same time.

*Music inside the Market Hall will still be going ahead as planned on Saturday*