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The Vintage Village Mad March Fair

The Vintage Village Mad March Fair

When: Sunday 8th March 2015, 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Where: Stockport Covered Market Hall, SK1 1EU.
How much: £2.00 entry, concessions £1.50, under 12s FREE.

The days are getting a teeny bit longer, the flowers are gradually appearing and it looks like Spring is on its way!  So we’re welcoming the new season with a Mad March Fair.

Not only will there be the abundant plethora of vintage for ladies and gentlemen - including clothing, accessories, homeware, furniture, decorative items, luggage, textiles, toys, books, vinyl, collectables and uncategorisable curiosities - you’ve come to expect from The Vintage Village, but we are proud to announce that:

★  Keeley Harris, vintage expert/vintage event baron/vintage specialist trader, will be signing copies of her brand new, eagerly awaited book Style Me Vintage: Home.

★  There will be a FREE raffle with a chance to win a framed section of the funky floral fabric that features on the front cover of her book.

★  We have three new-to-VV traders this month - look out for to Bijou & Vintage, Kitscha and Vertu Antiques & Interiors.

★  UPDATE!: Lace and Liquor Vintage will have a couple of £5 and £10 clothes rails packed with 1950s-1980s gear, as well as a sale table with items starting from just a few pounds.

★  Garbo Antiques is bringing a £5 bargain rail chock full of spring outfits!


Top quality refreshments come courtesy of the multi-award winning Lord of the Pies, Caarma Curries and Kandoo Coffee, with sweet treats available from the equally multi-award winning VV favourite Stuart Thornley Cake Design.


Caarma Curries Menu for the Mad March Fair

English Breakfast & Lunch

Bengali Chicken Curry (Mild)
Paneer & Chickpea Curry (V)
- Served with Rice -

Tandoori Chicken Bap with Mint Yogurt & Chilli sauce
Samosas & Onion Bhaji



Lord of the Pies Menu for the Mad March Fair

Celebrate British Pie Week with Lord of the Pies!

Stockport Pie - ground Beef stew, Lyonnaise Potatoes & Old Tom Ale
Cheshire Lamb - hint of Mint, Red Wine jus & Broadbeans
Beef & Ale - locally reared Beef, roast Chestnut Mushrooms & real Ale
Pulled Chicken Balti - slow cooked spiced pulled Chicken
7 Cheese - best of British mixed Cheese & Onion



Stuart Thornley Cake Design Menu for the Mad March Fair

Cupcakes – Including our NEW Easter collection (Crème Egg, Carrot Walnut, Hot Cross Bun, Salted Caramel) and also our NEW St Patrick’s Day special Guinness cupcake.

NEW The ‘Elvis’ – based on the kings favourite snack of toasted banana & peanut butter sandwiches: banana cake with a peanut butter centre and chocolate chip cookies.

Mini Cupcake Selection Boxes

Cake Scotch Eggs
Cake Pork Pies
Cake Pops
Yankee Doodles
Rainbow Cake Shots

- NEW Easter Treats -
Dippy Egg Cakes with Soldiers * Easter Bunny Rice Crispy Sheep * Crème Egg Brownies

- By the Slice -
NEW Chocolate Lime Cake Slices * Carrot Walnut Cake Slices

Raspberry Oreo Blondies * Blackcurrant Liquorice Crumbles

- Gluten Free -
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Squares * Gluten Free Choc Cherry Coconut Slices



And here's the true stars of the show - this month's amazing traders!

A Vintage Affair - pretty vintage china, teaware, glassware, linen and cutlery from a bygone age along with some retro bits and bobs.

All Our Yesterdays - vintage homeware, furniture, luggage, collectables, toys, tins and much more.

Allsortz - vintage ceramics, glass, homeware, collectables, decorative items 1900s-80s.

Andy Wilcox - mid-century portable record players, fully restored and ready to play!

Aspidistra Vintage
- mid-century homeware, jewellery, ceramics, glass and textiles.

NEW!  Bijou & Vintage - quality vintage fashion, bridal and accessories.

Boomerang Vintage & Retro - 1950s and 60s furniture and homeware.

BRG Collectables - collectables, militaria, and some vintage garments.

Button Fairies - handmade jewellery using vintage buttons.  All proceeds go to charity.

Check Records - vintage vinyl.

Essentially Eagle Vintage
- genuine vintage homeware, collectables and clothing 1930s-80s.

Fikle - women’s clothing and accessories, costume jewellery and homeware 1940s-80s.

Freight Train Vintage - unusual and interesting vintage clothing, accessories and bric-a-brac.

Garbo Antiques - vintage clothing, accessories, costume jewellery, fabric and trimmings 1880s-1960s.  With even more Garbo at 20th Century Stores!

Gem’s Bits n Bobs - vintage bric-a-brac, toys, games, kitchenware, haberdashery, clothing and costume jewellery.

Harwood-Brown - mid-century furniture.  See their showroom in 20th Century Stores.

Heirloom Rose - vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery

It’s Sew Lisa - vintage homeware and textiles.

Jean Blakeley - vintage jewellery.

Jim Wilson - vintage collectables.

Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique
- vintage menswear and womenswear, accessories and handmade vintage suitcase boomboxes.

NEW!  Kitscha - original desirables for the home.

Lace & Liquor Vintage - vintage women’s clothing, accessories, jewellery, homeware, furniture, kitchenalia 1940s-70s.

Make Do and Mend - vintage clothing and homeware.

Mama J’s Vintage Goods
- ladies’ and gents’ fashion 1900s-70s.

Mary Jones Vintage
- high class vintage and glamour from the roaring 20s to 80s.

Maureen Woodman
- vintage homeware, kitchenalia and books.

Mick’s Goodies - weird and wacky collectables and small furniture.

Modernist Mid-Century
- vintage film and advertising posters now available at 20th Century Stores.

Moor Vintage - vintage clothing and collectables.

Novo Chic - a specialist in redesigned upholstery, antique and vintage furniture and homeware to create unique style for your home.

Parrot in the Pantry
- vintage china, homeware and kitchenware 1920s-80s.




Marching band
We're marching into Spring!  Source.



Style Me Vintage: Home
Keeley Harris' essential new book Style Me Vintage: Home.  You could win a framed section of the fabric that features on the right edge of the book cover in our free raffle!



Keeley Harris
The esteemed author, Keeley Harris, with Bernard.



March Hare knitting pattern
A March Hare, with the Mad Hatter, as featured on a knitting pattern.  Source.



Peter Sellers Mad March Hare
Peter Sellers as the March Hare in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1972.  Source.


popculture101 - an eclectic and cool mix of retro and vintage pop culture items from board games to books, magazines to toys.

Retrodec - vintage coats and jackets; china, homeware, decorative items.  Find them in 20th Century Stores.

Retro Fit - vintage treasures and collectables.

RetroFunky - wonder retro goodies as usual.

Rita Black - vintage homeware, collectables, small furniture.

Sarah’s Second Chance
- vintage collectables, homeware, costume and accessories.

Shady Lane Vintage
- colourful vintage women’s clothing, accessories and homeware from all over the world.

Sheila’s Store
- mostly vintage jewellery.

Sue Booth’s Sparkle
- vintage jewellery.

T.E.A. - women’s vintage clothing, accessories 1960s-80s; mid-century homeware, kitchenalia and collectables.

The Grand Collector - vintage and retro items, homeware and clothing.

The Side Room - vintage clothing,linen, costume jewellery, cutlery and homeware.

Timeless Vintage - good quality men’s and women’s vintage clothing and accessories 1930s-80s.

TinTrunk - a growing range of top quality 20th century leather luggage plus costume jewellery, homeware, textiles, collectables.  Find TinTrunk at 20th Century Stores.

Top Notch - vintage clothing and homeware.

Value Vintage - men’s and women’s vintage clothing and accessories.

NEW!  Vertu Antiques & Interiors - period and vintage clothing, accessories and textiles.

Village Vintage Clothing
- men's and women's vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery.  Now residing at 20th Century Stores.

Vintage Clutter - vintage women’s and men’s accessories, haberdashery and china.

Vintage Home Emporium
- vintage furniture and homeware.

Vintage Things Forever
- vintage kitchenalia, ceramics, small furniture and more!

WaxDelirium - vintage vinyl, now resident in 20th Century Stores.

W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G. - industrial and steampunk lamps.

We Used To Have One Of Those
- vintage photographic, audio-visual equipment and media; toys, games, novelties, books, magazines, posters, homeware and ephemera.

Whittaker & Gray
- mid-century furniture and homeware.

Windmill Lane Vintage
- vintage linen, homeware, clothing and accessories.