Vintage time enjoyed by all

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Families celebrated all things vintage at a special event at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

On Saturday the museum had stalls, a beauty parlour, vintage crafts, talks about fashions in the Harris collections and more to celebrate the 1920s to the 1990s.

KEY TO SUCCESS: A vintage typewriter was among the items on show.

KEY TO SUCCESS: A vintage typewriter was among the items on show.

Caroline Preston, a member of The British Compact Collectors Society was on hand to share the fascinating history of their glamorous vintage powder compacts and Kerrie Lamb was on hand to do vintage hair styles.

There was also live music and a sneak peek of the museum’s forthcoming fashion exhibition, Marian Clayden: A Dyer’s Journey through Art and Fashion.

After taking in the vintage delights there was also a vintage cafe menu on offer, for one day only, complete with sandwiches and traditional drinks.

It’s the first time the museum has held a vintage day. Sam Mason, audience development officer said: “The turnout was really good. We must have had a couple of hundred people in. We had a nice mixture of vintage stall holders and the talks were well attended. We have an exhibition on at the moment called Behind the Scenes about our fashion and costume collections, because there’s a lot of Horrockses dresses we thought it would fit in well.”