Watford went back to the 1960s as it celebrated International Older Persons Day.

Holywell Community Centre hosted Watford and Three Rivers Trust Getting Together for a day of music and celebration.

The group, which provides social and wellbeing groups for people over 55, has run this event annually since 2014.

Assistant services manager Sarah Hill said: “We work with older people and we recognise that ageing should be celebrated.”

Over 130 people enjoyed performances from Ashley Webber, Feriel and the Holywells and The Getting Together Grooves as the entertainers took the room back to Carnaby Street. The day ended with set of 1960s classics from The Rock Bottom Band.

There was also a guest appearance from Mayor Peter Taylor, whose attire reflected an impressive commitment to the day.

Mayor Taylor later tweeted: “Loved joining the groovy team @Watford3RT for the Getting Together 1960s party.”

Attendees were also able to enjoy food and liquor provided by the London Pie and Mash Company.

Service Manager Vanessa Wright said “This was a truly a great day, people from Watford & Three Rivers showed age is never a barrier to stop enjoying life and making new friends. It was a pleasure to be able to host this wonder day.”

Guests commented on the “wonderful” staff and entertainment, with one commenting: “I can’t say anything but fantastic”.

The United Nations designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons in 1990.