Festival turns back clock

The vintage voice of Francesca Georgeson will be ringing out at Ormskirk’s final themed fair this weekend.

The Jazz Singer: Francesca Georgeson
The Jazz Singer: Francesca Georgeson

Jazz singer Francesca is one of a list of familiar names appearing at the town’s sign-off vintage and handmade fair on Sunday.

Vioinist Naomi Koop will also be centre stage along with the Cotton Town Hot Clubs, who promise to get everyone in the crowd on their feet, dancing along to the music.

Thousands of people have flocked to the fairs over the last few months to seek out vintage goods and enjoy some entertainment from bygone days.

This final event, on the same day as Ormskirk MotorFest, promises to be the best yet with 55 stalls on Market Way and inside the Chapel Gallery.

As well as vintage homewares, papercrafts, handmade trinkets and upcycled jewellery there will be stalls selling food created by a range of independent producers.

Street entertainment from community arts company Faceless and vintage icon Charlie Chaplin will add to the day. There will also be a DJ, spinning vinyls from the 1920s through to the 1950s.

To really get into the spirit of the era vintage fans can get the ultimate experience from BDS hairdressing.

They will be offering a quick transformation by recreating the hairstyles of stars of yesteryear with beehives, finger waves and victory rolls.

For those who enjoy a challenge Ormskirk Chess Club will be providing mind-bending puzzles with great prizes for those who succeed.

Coun David Sudworth, portfolio holder for leisure, said: “We are thrilled that the handmade fairs have attracted thousands of people.”