All The Fun Of Vintage Fair In Sunny Hebden Bridge
Victoria Benn, Features Writer
Sometimes it’s lucky that a picture paints a thousand words, especially when time and column space are tight. Photographs of last weekend’s Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair are no exception, beaming out a kaleidoscope of colour and fun in the glorious sunshine from their high resolution pixels.
With temperatures reaching the mid-20s, it wasn’t really a day to be inside, however organisers, Yorkshire Vintage Fairs, had that covered, transforming the Town Hall’s cafe terrace into a fabulous sun-bathed swing dance social, with award winners of the genre, The Swing Cats, leading a Lindy Hop ‘danceathon’ throughout the entire weekend. The non-stop entertainment and impromptu lessons drew in the crowds, along with swathes of compliments.
With over 30 sellers setting up shop over the course of the weekend, the Town Hall’s Waterfront Hall was transformed into a vibrant and tempting vintage emporium. Art Deco figurines rubbed shoulders with ladies and gents fashion, along with vinyl, furniture and homewares from the last century. With plenty to see, shoppers took their time, soaking up the sounds of vocalist, The Fabulous Miss G, who serenaded with her smooth tones and eclectic repertoire of songs.
Star buys of the weekend included a wide assortment of millinery and trims from the 1920s and 30s and some rare early 1920s original cinema posters.
Said organiser, Claire Walton: “The atmosphere was stunning, as we’ve established a real core of high quality sellers, plus once again our customers were bowled over by the fantastic entertainment we put in place. We are delighted that our fairs are becoming renowned not just for selling great vintage, but also for offering a whole little package of high quality entertainment.
“We are looking forward to expanding this at our next fair which will be hosted at the recently re-developed Square Chapel Arts next to The Piece Hall, on September 8th. In addition to our wonderful vintage sellers, our vocalist will be performing all day long in the Square Chapel’s cathedral-esque café bar. ‘Wannabe’ swing dancers can book in for a half day+ dance workshop and film buffs can look forward to vintage cinema classic, Some Like it Hot, in the afternoon.”
Future dates for your vintage address book:
The Great Seaside Vintage Fair
Saturday July 21st to Sunday July 22nd
The Vintage Fair @Square Chapel Arts
All The Fun Of Vintage Fair In Sunny Hebden Bridge, 15th May 2018, 0:20 AM