25th Oct, 2016

Thousands take a trip back in time

Evesham Editorial 8th May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’s annual VE Vintage Festival has been hailed another huge success after it attracted thousands of visitors to the town.

Following its first event held last year, the festival saw people dress up in 1940s and 1950s style clothes as well as take

The festival, which took place on Sunday (May 4) and Monday (May 5), was held in the run up to VE (Victory In Europe) Day which was celebrated yesterday (Thursday).

Vintage stalls were set up around the town centre with classic cars from the era on display. There was also hairdressing booths so people could have their haircut in the style from that period of time.

There was also live music and other vintage inspired items such as wagon camper vans, a vintage ice cream van and a retro caravan.

Festival organiser Lizzie Taylor-Smith told the Observer: “It was another huge success once again, it brought the town back to life.

“It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and getting in the spirit things. People I spoke to said it was better than last year’s and the main attractions were fabulous.

“Facebook is buzzing at the moment with loads and pictures and I’ve been inundated with people coming to me and thanking me.

The event will be held on the same Bank Holiday weekend next year.

The crowds were entertained vintage style. 1914018ABR

Anna Kierans was selling cupcakes from her caravan. 1914018ABR

Singer Kitten von Mew and Richard von Mew outside their caravan. 1914018ABR

Singer Kitten von Mew gives a wave from her caravan. 1914018ABR

Evesham Market Square was packed with festival goers. 1914018ABR

Andrew Muller from Something Vintage was selling home wares on his stall. 1914018ABR

Johnathan O’Connell from Johnny Rocks Vintage on his vintage clothes stall. 1914018ABR