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The Vintage Village VE Day Fair

The Vintage Village VE Day Fair

When: Sunday 10th May 2015, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Where: Stockport Covered Market Hall SK1 1EU
How much: £2.00 entry, £1.50 concessions, under 12s FREE!

70 years ago, on the 8th May 1945, Nazi Germany’s armed forces unconditionally surrendered to the Allies and Victory in Europe was celebrated after six arduous years of war.

And blimey, did they celebrate!  Despite strict rationing, street parties were held across the country, hoarded bottles were cracked open, cakes were baked, there was dancing and singing, and everything was covered in miles of bunting, banners, rosettes and flags.  As Churchill told the nation “This is your victory!”

Stockport Market, Stockport Museum and Stockport Creative Festival are joining forces to present a suitably euphoric and entertaining Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Weekend to mark this momentous event, and we’re pitching in on Sunday 10th with our award-winning vintage fair. 

Here is what we’re offering at our VE Day Fair on Sunday 10th:

★  Popular 1940s singer Maria Manchester singing wartime favourites.

★  Those titans of the shellac, Vintage 78 DJs, playing the Top 40 of the 40s (and selling a few pieces from their vast hoard of vintage goodies).

★  Military Vehicles Trust North West will be parking up some of their original wartime vehicles.

★  Planet Vintage Girl is bringing a VE Day themed backdrop and her celebrity friend Sock Monkey for photo opportunities!

And there will be a completely un-rationed and plentiful array of genuine vintage clothing and accessories for ladies and gentlemen, not to mention a veritable cornucopia of jewellery, furniture, homeware, luggage, textiles, decorative items, toys, books, collectables and curiosities from up to 70 specialist traders.  No coupons necessary!

Suggested dress code: 1940s, obviously! 

We’re not expecting you to skimp on refreshments either, with the epically wonderful Lord of the Pies, Fat Annies, NEW! Popscycle ices on a bike, and Stuart Thornley Cake Design on hand to tempt you with their wares.

Fat Annie's Menu for the VE Day Fair

- The Dogs -
The Classic: Our bestselling pork and beef ‘Big Smoke’ hot dog is big and juicy with the perfect “snap”. Comes with onions and pickles. £4.00

Mr Green: Our vegetable based sausage flavoured with coriander and with a hint of chilli, onions, pickle, relish and Secret Sauce.  Suitable for vegetarians. £4.00

The Big Melt: Our famous cheese filled sausage, combining pork, beef, bacon, garlic, pepper & chunks of Emmental cheese, all inside the sausage! With onions and pickles. £5.00

Annie Mac: Pork and beef hot dog, onions, pickle, cheese, relish and Fat Annie’s secret sauce.  £5.00

Texas Pete: Pork and beef hot dog, onions, cheese, 8 hour slow cooked pulled beef short rib Chilli, sour cream, broken nachos, jalapenos. £6.00

- The Sides -
Cheese £0.50
Drink £1.00
Chilli £2.00
Bacon £2.00

Help yourself to our range of sauces.


Stuart Thornley Cake Design Menu for The VE Day Fair

Cupcakes, including the May Specials – The Biscuit Collection: Custard Cream, Ginger Nut, Jammie Dodger & Jaffa Cake.

- Ration Book Special Today -
Mini Victoria Sponges made to a wartime recipe, without eggs. Vegan friendly!

- Unconventional Cakes -
Cake Pops * Ice Cream Cake Pops * Cake Jars

-  Can’t Make Up Your Mind? -
Mini Cupcake Selection Boxes * Cake Shots – Both 3 Flavour shots and the return of the Gin & Tonic Shots

- Deceptive Treats! -
Cake Pork Pies * Cake Scotch Eggs * Cake Sandwiches

- By The Slice -
Carrot Walnut Cake * Red Velvet Cake

- By The Square -
Blackcurrant Liquorice Crumbles * Salted Caramel Brownies * Caramac Blondies

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


Let us know you're coming on our Facebook event page, and feel free to invite everyone you know!


And this is what Stockport Museum and Stockport Creative Festival will be presenting on the same day as our VE Day fair, around the Market Place:

★  Street performers and live music.

★  Home Front Canteen at the bottom of Park Street.

★  Fun Fair in Castle Yard.

★  Street parties - there is a free sitting at 11.00am on Sunday but you will need to book a place.

  Vintage Beautique 1940s hair styling and make-up - book your 40s makeover here (a small fee will be charged).

★  Wellington Boot School Projects' 1940s garden farm, Shawcross Fold (behind Staircase House).  Hold chicks and ducklings (weather permitting).  Meet some animals that are looking for new homes, chat to the Land Girls about the care that these animals need and get advice about your own small pets.  Free, but you will need to book here.

★  Heritage Bus from Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, Shawcross Fold.  Book a free ride here.

  Fireworks Finale at St Mary's Church at 3.00pm.


Finally, presenting our elite force of specialist vintage traders, priming their stock in readiness for your browsing pleasure this Sunday:

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.

NEW!  Andrew Rutter - homeware and decorative items 1950s-70s.

Andy Wilcox - the best selection of refurbished and fully working portable record players.

Aspidistra Vintage - vintage glass, ceramics, jewellery, fashion and furniture.

Baboushka’s Silver - vintage and antique silver jewellery.

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

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

Bus Stop Vintage - vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories 1920s-70s.

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

Check Records
- vintage vinyl.

Dabberdecades - groovy authentic mod gear!

Diana Black Vintage - vintage homeware and collectables.

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

Freight Train Vintage - interesting, unique, super cool affordable vintage clothing and homewares.

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

NEW!  Granville's - industrial lighting, luggage, wireless sets, vintage sewing machines, typewriters, bicycles, vintage magazines.

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

Heirloom Rose - vintage women’s clothing, shoes and accessories 1940s-70s.

Jim Wilson - vintage collectables.

Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique - vintage menswear and women’s wear, homeware and retro accessories.

Kitsch Republic
- vintage and retro homeware and gifts.

Lace & Liquor Vintage - vintage women’s clothing, accessories and jewellery 1940s-70s; mid-century homeware, kitchenalia, furniture and bric a brac.

Make Do and Mend - vintage clothing and homeware.

Mama J’s Vintage Goods
- vintage fashion 1900s-1970s.

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





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VE Day, 8th May 1945 at Trafalgar Square.  Spot the modern interloper in this photo!  Source.



There were street parties all across the land.  Source.



From Old Fashioned Susie
Popular 1940s singer Maria Manchester will be entertaining us.  Photo from Old Fashioned Susie.



Vintage 78 DJs, photo by James Melia.
Matt and Annabel Vintage 78 DJs will be spinning the shellac, and selling too!  Photo by James Melia, source.



Jeeps from the Military Vehicles Trust North West.



What most people come for - although they're too polite to tell us that! - Stuart Thornley's cupcakes!  Here's the new Biscuit Collection.


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, also available at 20th Century Stores.

Moor Vintage - vintage clothing and collectables.

NEW!  new-patina - 1950s-60s portable furniture; mirrors from frameless to teak; industrial and quirky pieces; studio glass and pottery.

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.

Planet Vintage Girl - mid-century British, European and American design items, some salvage and house parts, and giant Sock Monkey!

Plot 61a - vintage homeware - kitchenalia, chairs, furnishings and other bargainous goodies!

Retrodecs - vintage men’s jackets and hats; women’s fur, accessories; general bric a brac.  Also at 20th Century Stores.

Retro Fit - vintage treasures and collectables.

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.

ShopRetro - mid-century homeware and textiles.

Snygg - "Stockport's funky pot royalty" bring their selection of stylish mid-century ceramics, glass and decor, including furniture and a bespoke lampshade service.  Now trading from 20th Century Stores.

Stuart Thornley Cake Design
- maestro of the cake-baking art!  See his menu above.

Sue Booth’s Sparkle
- vintage jewellery.

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

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

Top Notch - vintage clothing and homeware.

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

Vintage 78 DJ - 40s toe-tappers to soundtrack your shopping, and some vintage homeware, clothing and miscellanea.

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

Vintage Queen - vintage homeware.

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

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

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

Windmill Lane Vintage - mid-century furniture, homeware and collectables.