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The Vintage Village Make Do and Mend Fair

The Vintage Village Make Do and Mend Fair

When: Sunday 9th October 2016, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Where: Stockport Covered Market Hall SK1 1EU
How much: £2.00 entry, £1.50 concessions, under 12s FREE

Only a few generations ago, our ancestors were living through unimaginable circumstances and facing them with courage, resourcefulness and humour.  We’ve got a lot to learn from the wartime generation.  So this month we’re saluting our feisty forebears on the Homefront, with the Make Do and Mend Fair.

Pull on your best tea dress and nylons/Allies uniform/demob suit and trilby and head for the Vintage Village to enjoy 40s-style crooners Paul Harper and Don Gentile serenading us with the big hits of the day, along with some genuine wartime military and civilian vehicles courtesy of the North West Military Vehicle Trust

Suggested dress code: 1940s, naturally!

UPDATE! We will be awarding a prize to the Best Dressed Person (male or female) in a 1940s ensemble at 2.30pm-ish.

UPDATE!  Stockport Air Raid Shelters are offering £1.00 off their entry fee if you have a Vintage Village handstamp on Sunday 9th October.  Come and visit our fair, then go and experience an authentic wartime air raid shelter tunnelled deep into the sandstone cliffs under Stockport.

And, of course, there will be a whole platoon of top quality specialist vintage traders offering vintage clothing and accessories for ladies and gentlemen, costume jewellery, homeware, decorative items, textiles, small furniture, luggage, toys, records, books, ephemera, collectables and curiosities.  Re-using old items - in the spirit of Make Do and Mend - is the very essence of vintage!

Refreshments available from Oak Tree Café and the mega-marvellous, multi-award-winning Stuart Thornley Cake Design.

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Singer Don Gentile, who took his stage name from the famous USAAF WW2 fighter ace.



Photo of the luminously beautiful Kate by Andrew Ayres, taken at a previous Vintage Village fair.



Even our youngest visitors can get into the spirit!  Photo by Ellie Hill-Bruce.




Will-do, Mrs Sew-and-Sew!



Our old pal, the super talented Paul Harper will be in attendance!



A Jeep!  We don't know yet which vehicles will turn up, but this might be one of them!



Regular traders BRG Collectables know how to dress for the occasion!  Photo by Frankie Cooksey.