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Dorset Day – 1st May

Where are you going on May Day? We’re jolly well off to Dorset Day at Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Nr Blandford.

When someone mentioned Maypole dancing, dog show and pig racing we realised we couldn’t resist!

For once, we’re not serving teas but are still displaying our gorgeous vintage china, our old fashioned props, vintage gift cards and prints from our vintage gazebo and we’ll be chatting to people about traditions, tea and cake! If you want to pre-book a picnic from us – we’ll bring you one along. Get in touch with us here

The day is set to be a really great day out – last year 2500 people came along!

Dorset day at Clayesmore School

The idea of the day is to celebrate the county of Dorset, its diversity, culture and heritage. Dorset Day is open to members of the public as well as the school community.

Admission costs are: Adults £2, Children £1 Family £5

For more information go to the CLAYESMORE SCHOOL website or send them an EMAIL or download their flyer by clicking on the pictures on this page

Activities & Exhibits Include:

dorset day events

Published by annie, on 4th April 2011 at 11:43 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Arts,Vintage Events,Vintage Food,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Dorset Day – 1st May

Valentine’s Fayre – Dorchester

tiny fabric vintage heartSunday 13th February 10am til 3

a one-day event and a hundred old fashioned ways to say I love you

Victorian Hall Dorset County Museum

The beautiful Victorian Hall at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester is the perfect venue for this unusual and fun Valentine’s Fayre. An event celebrating old fashioned romance, sentimental music, dancing, gorgeous vintage teas and heaps of ideas and quality gifts including from local designers. A great vintage day out just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This FREE event is a collaboration between retro and vintage enthusiasts, craftspeople and hand-makers, musicians, singers and local artisans all living and working in and around Dorchester. The Fayre is kindly supported by the Co-operative Membership and Dorset County Museum

The Valentine’s Fayre includes:


Live music – Johanna Wolff and her talented musicians present nostalgic and romantic music from past decades

Vintage teas and cakes – from Vintage Dorset

Romantic and gorgeous gifts, homewares, cards, flowers & presents

Vintage wedding gowns, evening wear, vintage fashions & retro holidays

Beautiful jewellery, accessories and handbags

butterfly ring

Vintage Dancing – If  you’ve ever enjoyed a barn,dance, if you adore “Strictly” or you want to dazzle on the dance floor you’ll love Vintage Dancing.

dancingTry a cheeky galop, flirt through a quadrille or sample a tea-dance. Live music and a friendly caller will help you spin through some simple steps.

Dancing for singles and couples begins

11am and 1 oclock

Weddings, Engagements & Anniversaries – Photography, cakes, flowers and other services helping you bring magic to weddings and special occassions

Displays, trade stands, music and other goodies including:

ABJewellery, Dorset Dubbers, Every Cloud Boutique, Yummy Mummy Parties, AJ Photographic, Rubyrockcake, The Cherry Closet, Steve Atkins Photography, Vintage Dorset, Red Brick Glass, Johanna Wolff, Raggy Rat, Beau Frippery, The Design Collective, Violet Pearl plus handmade creations from Maria, Madeline, Doug and Sabine

Look out for our 100 vintage and shabby chic hearts in Dorchester and check out more on our Facebook Page

Prize Draw

Win a Romantic Hamper – including  a photo-shoot, a vintage tea for two, a stained glass and two beautiful fabric hearts, vintage jewellery, House of Dorchester chocolates and Dorset Cereals for the morning after!
Free tickets available on arrival

Valentines Fayre Poster

Download and share our poster here :
Poster (pdf file)

CONTACT us for more details

Published by annie, on 6th January 2011 at 4:43 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Homeware Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Valentine’s Fayre – Dorchester