Vintage and retro lovers are being invited to roll back the years and dress to impress for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s A Vintage Day Out on Sunday 27th June 2021, as we celebrate all things vintage from a bygone era!
After last year’s event was sadly cancelled due to Government restrictions, we will be celebrating the end of lockdown by hosting our 11th Vintage Day Out at the beautiful Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree.
Showcasing a myriad of vintage stalls, guests can expect affordable vintage fashion, retro second-hand items, pop up hair and beauty parlors, kitchenalia, fashion, jewellery, pre-loved furniture, antiques, collectables and lots more! There’s also plenty to keep the kids entertained with too; from arts and crafts, face painting and storytelling, to vintage games and archery, there’s something for all the family!
Over 200 classic cars and motorbikes will be on display including vehicles from an American cars club, a Sunbeam, classic Fords, Mustangs as well as Morris Miners, Triumphs, a Wolseley Hornet and members of the Rochford Hundred Vintage Tractor & Engine Club with their stationary engines.
Food and drink will be available to purchase including American fast food, wraps, cakes, waffles, ice cream, vegan food, fresh lemonade and various bars selling alcoholic drinks.
There will be live music from rock’n’roll band Kingsmen who will be playing instruments from the fifties, and dancing from LJ’s Jive School where you can watch or join in with modern jive dancing, and singing from the fabulous Harmonettes.
Cressing Temple Barns are steeped in history dating back to the 1100’s when it was given to the Knights Templar and home to three Grade I listed barns as well as Tudor built Walled Gardens.
Pre-loved and vintage shopping is an affordable and sustainable way to acquire unique and new items whilst also supporting a worthy cause. In addition, shopping at Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Day Out directly impacts the vital care and support offered to those living with cancer and their loved ones in the community. It’s a double win!
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Community Fundraiser Rosie Jamieson said; “We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation; the safety and wellbeing of our guests, sellers, entertainers, Volunteers and staff is always our primary concern, combined with the effect to the local area. To ensure that you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable day we are putting in place extensive safety measures to look after all involved.
Our last Vintage Day Out in 2019 raised just under £13,000 for the charity, so if you love all things vintage, this really is the place to be! Whatever your interest, classic cars, heritage skills, old time bicycles and tractors, vintage fashion, antiques, dance and music, there is something for everyone. Plus dogs on leads are welcome and the kids will be thoroughly entertained too!
We’re a local charity serving our local community, and every penny raised at this event will go towards ensuring we continue to provide the best possible cancer support care now and in the future. I look forward to welcoming all of our supporters to the beautiful grounds of Cressing Temple Barns on Sunday 27th June 2021.”