VINTAGE VILLAGE AND RURAL PURSUITS 2023
Visitors can enjoy a throwback to the good old days in the fabulous Vintage Village. Check back on this page for more information on the 2024 show.
There will be lots of interesting vintage machinery on display including garden machinery from pre-1940’s, classic caravans as well as cars, tractors and bikes.
VINTAGE DANCE TENT
Relive the golden days at the Vintage Village, back for this year’s Show with a bigger area featuring live bands performing toe-tapping music throughout the long weekend.
Take part in one of the free dance lessons throughout the weekend and learn dances from the 40s and 50s.
You can also come dressed in your vintage finery and enter the ‘Best Dressed’ competition, or dress up in clothing from 1940s/50s at the show and take part in a ‘Parade by Decade’.
NAFFi MILITARY VEHICLES – NEW!
The Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAFFi) will have a range of vintage military vehicles for visitors to admire, with home-front re-enactors on hand to chat to visitors about the vehicles and the role that the home front played during World War II.
VINTAGE HAIR STYLING – NEW!
A new hair styling stand (provided by Harris Hair Backcomb n Curls) will see creative vintage hair-stylists curl, clip and spray hair into some of the most popular hair styles from the 1940’s as part of demonstrations.
Visitors can also pay to have their hair styled and a hair styling voucher will be offered to the winner of the ‘Best Dressed’ competition to complete their look while at the show (voucher only redeemable at the show)
VINTAGE CLOTHES STAND
If vintage or retro is your look there will be some fantastic vintage style clothing for you to buy while at the show, brought along by Vintage Serendipity!
Perfectly recreated in all the trappings of the 1940s, the Wheat Sheaf will be the perfect place to while away the afternoon.
Anyone looking to take a moment to relax and escape the bustling show could head to the tearoom for tea and delicious homemade cake.
Sit and relax and listen to a traditional barrel organ music and don’t forget to see how it all works!
RURAL CRAFTS AND FORGOTTON SKILLS
The Rural Crafts and Forgotten Skills Area celebrates some of Britain’s most traditional activities. Visitors can learn from expert artisanal crafts people about some of the skills and pastimes which have survived over the years and continue to thrive today.
The list of exhibitors is as follows:
Sebastien David – Stone Carver
Rebecca Jones – Stained Glass
Alan Clamp – Stick Maker
Eszter Denning – Potter
Anne Hinchcliff – Spinning and Crochet (Saturday only)
Debra Lake – Basket/Willow Weaving
Berna Pullen – Printing
Crow Valley Woodturner’s – Woodturning
Hugh Roberts – Knots and Ropes
Katrine Roberts – Felting and Wool Craft
Owain Salter – Blacksmith
The Rural Crafts Area is home to the British Stick-makers National Guild Competition, and the 17 classes attract entries from across England and Wales.
The classes feature exquisitely carved sticks, including decorated sticks, stag horn sticks and plain walking sticks and there are novice classes available for beginners.
There will be over 150 sticks on display and visitors can also watch master craftsmen at work producing beautiful walking sticks and shepherding crooks.