The delightful Exmoor market town of Dulverton again held its fun filled Vintage Fair on Sunday 4 September. The Exmoor Lawns beside the River Barle thronged with people enjoying entertainment and stalls from the post war era. Despite some light drizzle trying to spoil the occasion during the day, the show went on and the downpours stayed away!
The fabulous Liberty Sisters sang their favourite numbers from the 1940’s and 50’s, with the energetic South West Lindy Hoppers dancing and lindyhopping along. The ebullient Hot House Combo brought their special blend of swinging jazz to get all toes tapping. Many visitors dressed in the clothes of the period to add to the atmosphere, particularly those from the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club who brought along their beautiful historic vehicles.
Clare Fairburn, one of the three singing Liberty Sisters, spoke about the event on BBC Radio Somerset earlier in the day saying: “The Dulverton Vintage Fair is one of our favourite places to perform, with a lively and friendly atmosphere and a carefully curated collection of stalls. A not to be missed event!”
Images above capture the mood of the day, taken by local photographer Simon Ellery.
A wide array of stalls kept the visitors busy shopping with a great variety of vintage clothing, vintage style homeware, brocante, antiques, baskets and more. Refreshments included a cocktail bar run by Dulverton’s own award-winning Exmoor Distillery and beer from local Wiveliscombe brewery Nuttycombe Brewery.
The event was generously sponsored by local businesses Exmoor Distillery and Seddons Estate Agents; and through the event the organisers and Dulverton Town Council were proud to be helping the CareMoor for Exmoor initiative which supports nature and heritage conservation across Exmoor National Park.