Music, Art And Culture Inside The Calder Valley



by Hannah Anstee

Roll up roll up!

Nothing really gets me going more than vintage fashion. So it’s with great excitement that my first ever post for this new site is about Yorkshire Vintage Fairs coming to Hebden Bridge this weekend. Victoria Benn and Claire Walton are the team behind this fantastic event. They chose Hebden Bridge to hold their first ever vintage fair – an excellent choice!

 What to expect?

Inspiring vintage fashion, interiors and vinyl from a range of suppliers including our very own Elwood and Hotcakes. Retro Spectacles will also be attending, specialising in vintage glasses and vintage sunglasses from the 1950s 1960s 1970s and 1980s. They also offer a prescription lenses service.

There will be eighteen vintage stalls alongside a fabulous vintage inspired cocktail bar (looking forward to seeing what’s on offer here!). The Town Hall cafe is open as usual serving delicious homemade cakes.

And if that’s not enough to tempt you…

The Fabulous Miss G will be entertaining you. Singing dancehall classics from the 40’s to modern classics such as Amy Winehouse, her beautiful voice will inspire and delight you throughout both days.

Who are Yorkshire Vintage Fairs?

Claire has been involved in the world of second hand markets and antiques since she was a child. Her dad has been an antiques and salvage dealer for as long as she can remember. Most of her childhood memories involve time spent with her family at antiques fairs and garden shows, up and down the country. After a few years teaching English abroad and trying other careers, she found herself back in the UK stepping back into the world she know best; hunting out salvage and selling it on at fairs and in shops.

Victoria has loved vintage for ever. Her Granny (now 96) introduced her to the wonderful and fascinating world of second hand ‘treasure’ when she was a child. The 80s saw her and friends rummaging in second hand shops for that alternative eclectic look. The 90s saw her furnishing her first home through sale rooms and jumble sales. She’s spent the last ten years or so honing and indulging herself with the items and eras she likes best. A visit to her home confirms it’s unequivocally, Mid Century.

Victoria and Claire are looking forward to meeting you all for what is sure to be a great weekend of vintage, vinyl and very good cocktails!

The event is at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saturday and Sunday 10-4.30pm. See you there 🙂