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Retro fair returns to Ilkley Playhouse


Easter Saturday, Ilkley Playhouse sees the return of the Ilkley Vintage Fair with 20 retro specialists from across the north of England, each bringing a host of nostalgic items for shoppers to peruse and buy.


On Saturday 30th March visitors will be able to browse stalls featuring vintage clothing for women and men, homeware, vinyl, kitchenware, furniture, toys and many more classic items. The fair will also see the return of Interlude Tea Room from Shipley, selling savoury and sweet food and hot and cold drinks to keep visitors refreshed.


Organiser Jill Coulson of Burley-in-Wharfedale business Alfie Robot Retro says shoppers should expect a fun and friendly atmosphere. She said: “The spring fair is always a bustling event. Ilkley is alive with tourists as well as locals looking to get out and about and try something different. I am excited about the range of stallholders we have and the amazing stock they will bring, ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. From kitsch to classic and everything in between.”


One of the traders appearing at the fair will be Bradford-based Jade Clarke of Clarke and Co Vintage. She said: “My stall will be full of fabulous mid-century treasures, including Hornsea pottery and plenty of Pyrex. Ilkley will be my first vintage fair as a seller and I’m so thrilled to be taking part.”


Another stallholder returning to the fair is Emma Shaw of Hebden Bridge business Light Fandango, which sells handmade lampshades in an array of vintage fabric. She said: “We are so excited to be returning to Ilkley Vintage Fair this year, it’s one of our favourite events to do. There’s always an amazing mix of traders with a huge variety of products – definitely something for everyone.”


Ilkley Vintage Fair takes place at Ilkley Playhouse on Saturday 30th March between 10am and 4pm and entry is £1 per person (under 16s are free).

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