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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A Vintage Year for Malvern

The fabulous  1940s–1960s trio, The Spinettes, will be on stage at the Malvern Autumn Show in the Café Plaza performing fondly-remembered numbers (image copyright TCAS)

Following my last post: the lovely P.R. lady Sharon Gilbert from TCAS (Three Counties) has sent me an update on what you can expect at this year's Malvern Autumn Show:

Old-style fashion, traditional cookery, classic motors, wartime tunes and countryside pursuits from a bygone age – the fascination with all things vintage is very definitely in vogue at the moment, and fast-gathering momentum to boot!

A flavour of nostalgia has always been a part of the Malvern Autumn Show (29 – 30 September), with its displays of early twentieth century caravans and cars, fine old specimens of agricultural and horticultural machines, and demonstrations of bygone skills and pursuits, but the 2012 event is really going to town with a brand new Vintage Village!

Alongside the trusty old tractors, steam engines and cider-making machines, the beautifully-oiled lawnmowers and 1920s caravans, and the exquisite Bentleys, Wolseleys and Jaguars, will be a whole host of other attractions for an authentic trip down Memory Lane.

A replica wartime pub will be a part of the vintage scene (courtesy 2ndbtnglosters) - 
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(photo copyright 2ndbtnglosters)
Visitors are invited to come along to the Show’s brand new Village Hall, where they are sure to get ‘in the mood’ courtesy of the sounds from favourites like Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, and join in with the jive and the jitterbug! Because dancing is such thirsty work, there’s even a wartime pub and a traditional old tea room for a choice of refreshments.

Top of the entertainment bill is singing starlet, Miss Cherry Bomb – otherwise known as the little redhead with the big voice. Cherry is a 40s character singer who popped onto the vintage party scene last year and has been wowing audiences all over the country ever since with her powerful renditions of classic show tunes.

She will be joined by fabulous  1940s – 1960s trio, The Spinettes, who will be on stage in the Café Plaza performing fondly-remembered numbers like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Get Happy.

Shopping, of course, has been a popular pastime through the ages, and the Vintage Village would not be complete without the Vintage Pavilion, with quality stands selling everything from Victorian clothing and jewellery to shabby chic furniture, old-fashioned sweets and delicate china.

The Malvern Autumn Show is organised by the Three Counties Agricultural Society and takes place at the Three Counties Showground, in Malvern, Worcestershire next weekend (29-30 September).

Vintage nostalgia alongside an 'edible garden' (image copyright TCAS)
Other attractions include edible gardens, a Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show and Plant Theatre, a Harvest Pavilion with monster vegetables, the Good Life Pavilion and Cookery Stage with celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, live landscaping demonstrations, native livestock, an artisan food and craft market, exquisite crafts, Horse Boarding and Llama Agility, forestry and superb shopping.

Tickets are available on the Hotline 01684 584924 or via the website.

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