Vintage fair at Lotherton Hall draws colourful crowd for weekend of events

19 August 2017......  Sarah Yates in period costume at the vintage fair at Lotherton Hall.  Picture Tony Johnson.
19 August 2017...... Sarah Yates in period costume at the vintage fair at Lotherton Hall. Picture Tony Johnson.
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A vintage fair featuring fashion and fixtures from the 1920s onwards drew great crowds to the grounds of an Edwardian country house this weekend.

The event, held over Saturday and Sunday at Lotherton Hall, near Leeds, saw dozens of stalls set up in the house grounds, as well as live music performances and a classic cars display. More than 1,500 people attended on Saturday, with a far greater crowd expected yesterday as the weekend weather improved, and organisers said there was a lively atmosphere with plenty of guests dressing up for the event.

Samuel Lane with his albums at the vintage fair at Lotherton Hall.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Samuel Lane with his albums at the vintage fair at Lotherton Hall. Picture Tony Johnson.

“People are quite nostalgic about bygone eras,” said Laurence Waterhouse, site development manager. “They like original clothing which is different from what’s available on the high street and they love the clothing of this period.

“There’s a big revival in 1960s home decor, and in finding pieces for the home from the 1950s and 60s.

“There were some lovely little dresses, which you wouldn’t be able to find in the high street, and lots of jewellery.

“It was very glamorous, lots of people in vintage clothes and there was a lovely atmosphere, with a bit of rock and roll in the background.”

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