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Vintage Events this Weekend!

This weekend is packed with vintage events that make perfect days out in Dorset, ideal if you want to dress up in your 1940’s victory rolls or just spend some fun time out and about getting all nostalgic. I’m not sure if its the sunny weather or the effect of last week’s V.E. Day anniversary but its all happening if you know where to look… here are a few of the gems we’ve spotted…

13th May Brownsea Island at War

Guided walk exploring the island’s war time history 11am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-4pm at the National Trust’s Brownsea Island. (Get the ferry from Sandbanks, Poole) Usual National Trust entrance charges.

Brownsea Island is best noted for its scouting history (and as Enid Blyton’s Whispering Island) But, this guided walk looks into the island’s war time history. During WW2 large flares were placed on the western end of the island in an attempt to draw bombers away from the port of Poole. The decoy saved Poole and Bournemouth from some 1,000 tonnes of German bombs. The island is a super place to escape – red squirrels abound and the wildlife and history is fascinating. Take a picnic or call into the National Trust Cafe for a cream tea. For more information contact the Brownsea Island Property Office , 01202 492161, brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sunday 15th May Transport of Yesteryear – Jubilee Clock, Weymouth 10am-4pm

vintage cars

A display of classic and vintage vehicles and a chance to meet club members from the Dorset branch of Transport of Yesteryear. Vintage Motorcycles are also expected at the Pavilion.

Sunday 15th May Antiques Fair – Kingston Maurward 9am Unfortunately we don’t know very much at all about this event as the promoters seem not to have put up any information apart from a poster outside the venue  – but  its at The College of Agriculture, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester. I’ve hunted for a bit more news and apparently there will be Antiques, Antique Furniture Paintings Graphics China Tableware Ceramic Decorative Articles Sculptures Glass ProductsWatches and Clocks. Let us know if you’ve been to one of these and if you have to pay to get in!


Vintage tea

Sunday 15th May A Bit of a Do – Vintage Market and Afternoon Teas at Litton Cheney – 2pm


This is more like it! A Relaxing Vintage Afternoon of Historic Cars, The Rex Trevett Big Band, Cream Teas & Cakes, Pimms and Vintage Market – overlooking the beautiful views of the Bride Valley.
Bring a blanket, or chairs and stay the whole afternoon. A CHANCE TO DRESS UP! Come in vintage dress to enter the true spirit, or not – as you prefer !!
Something for the whole family. 2 – 5pm £1 Adults, Children Free.
Held at LATCH HALL, School Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, DT2 9EE. Proceeds in aid of  Bride Valley Pre School


Published by annie, on 12th May 2011 at 7:52 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Vintage Events this Weekend!

Picnic time!

strawberries in a tin

Creating an indulgent day out that truly delights the customer is exactly what Vintage Dorset is for, so we were delighted to respond to Hilary’s request from America for a local vintage picnic that would give her Dorset friends a special kind of treat.

We packed up a basket of pies, sandwiches, tea, scones, ginger beer and our alternative idea of tinned-fruit (strawberries in tin pots!) together with vintage teacups and a big picnic rug for Keith and Linda in Sherborne to enjoy a sunny picnic in style.

We were over the moon when Keith sent us these fabulous pictures and a great testimonial – what lovely people!

“we had our fantastic Vintage Dorset Picnic yesterday, the quality of the food and the crockery was sublime, as a gastronaut and ceramic collector it was my idea of heaven.

The steak pie (still warm) was to die for, the cream tea was the best ever, the scones delicious, we had a memorable day and thank you very much”

Vintage picnicing

vintage picnic

pies for picnicsWe can’t make every day a sunny picnic day – but just now and then we can promise to spoil someone! If you would like to give a local picnic as a treat, please get in touch to arrange your gift or hire our vintage picnic trimmings and treat yourself!