Fayre returns Falkirk to vintage era

Designs from Stupid Cupid will be on sale at the fayre
Designs from Stupid Cupid will be on sale at the fayre

There is currently an obsession with all things retro, from hair styles to home interiors, and to recognise this Falkirk will hold its first vintage fayre.

Falkirk Town Hall will be taken over by fashions, music and entertainment from eras gone by on Saturday. The free event will allow visitors to pick up vintage clothing and knick knacks, listen to the sounds of the 1960s from DJ Liam, Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club and Grangemouth pop duo Double Trouble and watch the Forth Valley Roller Girls in action.

Double Trouble will play Hamilton's Got Talent on Sunday

Double Trouble will play Hamilton's Got Talent on Sunday

There will be a vintage tea room set up selling dainty cakes and slices which can be washed down by a cuppa and designer Iona Barker’s up-cycling fashion master class will help you breathe new life into and old outfit.

Casci Ritchie owns vintage clothing store Stupid Cupid and thinks a vintage fayre is exactly what Falkirk needs.

Casci, from Falkirk, will be selling her clothes at the event as well as doing free retro hair style demonstrations.

She said: “I’ve been into everything vintage for as long as I can remember but it’s really starting to take off now.

“People love vintage because you’re not going to meet someone else in your outfit and clothes tended to be really well made in the 1940s, 50s and 60s - they were made to last.

“I’m really excited at the prospect of the vintage fayre and hope it’s successful. It would be amazing if they became a regular feature, meaning people from Falkirk could get vintage finds on their doorstep.

“With so many shops closing on the High Street, it’s well needed.”

Iona’s master class costs £6, including materials, and starts at 1.30 p.m. in the studio. Early booking is advised, call (01324) 506850, or pop into the Steeple Box Office in Falkirk High Street to reserve a place.

Entry to the rest of the fayre, which runs from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. is free.