BLACKWOOD went back to the Victorian times over the weekend when it hosted its Dickensian Market.

Hundreds of people turned out to see the transformation of the town's High Street which was closed off on Saturday and Sunday specifically for the event.

Visitors were able to buy Christmas presents from the row of stalls, have a go on some of the funfair rides or even find out more about the community and Caerphilly Council.

Entertainment was provided for passers-by including a policeman on stilts, 'Philleas Fogg' on a Penny Farthing and Magic Steve who was juggling fire, riding an unicycle and placing swords in his mouth.

Meanwhile singers from Oasis Christian Centre in Blackwood sang some well-known Christmas carols.

Children were looked after at a free crèche while parents could admire the stalls selling a range of Christmas gifts and food.

Children could have a go at making their own Christmas decorations, see some birds of prey and have their photograph taken as a character from the nativity.