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The Vintage Village Strawberry Studios Fair

When: Sunday 12th October 2014, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Where: Stockport Covered Market Hall SK1 1EU
How much: £2.00 entry, £1.50 concessions, under 12s FREE

What do Joy Division, Neil Sedaka, John Cooper Clarke and St Winifred’s School Choir have in common?  They all recorded at Strawberry Recording Studios right here in Stockport!

Starting in October 1967, Strawberry Recording Studios offered world-class recording facilities and welcomed a diverse range of musicians over its 26 years of existence.  Time we had a fair to celebrate it, don’t you think?

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Peter Wadsworth, creator of the excellent Strawberry Recording Studios website and Facebook page, will be giving a presentation about the fascinating history of this iconic studio - with pictures and music, naturally! - from 2 pm in the pop-up cinema on the ground floor of the Produce Hall.  Peter will be happy to take questions after his talk, and is also very keen to hear your memories of the place.  Or maybe you have some photos or memorabilia - please bring them along!

UPDATE: All Our Yesterdays is having a massive pre-Christmas SALE!

UPDATE: show your Vintage Village handstamp at the newly opened Tandem Coffee House at 47 Lower Hillgate (it's a two minute walk away) and get 2-for-1 regular hot drinks of your choice!

We've got a special playlist of tunes created at Strawberry Recording Studios to soundtrack your shopping as you stroll around up to 70 stalls of top quality vintage items for ladies, gents and the home, and there's some delectable refreshments from Lord of the Pies (winner of the Best Independent Retailer in Stockport in last week’s Stockport Business Awards), Caarma Curries and Stuart Thornley Cake Design.

Lord of the Pies Menu for the Strawberry Studios Fair

Stockport Pie - ground Beef Stew, Lyonnaise Potatoes & Old Tom Ale

Local reared Beef, roast Chestnut Mushrooms & Real Ale

Cheshire smoke Chicken & Ham, soft Herb Velouté

Slow braised Steak, Ox Kidney, Pancetta lardons & Port jus

Best of British mixed Cheese & Onion (v)

Pulled Chicken Balti

All served hot with a choice of Mushy Peas and/or Gravy

Cold wrapped pies available to take home and enjoy later!

Caarma Curries Menu for the Strawberry Studios Fair

English Breakfast
Asian Snacks - Mix Samosas/Onion Bhajis
Bengali Curry + Rice
Green Thai Curry + Rice
Lentil & Chickpea Soup + Buttered Bap
Extras: Naan Bread/Pitta Bread
Cold soft drinks

Stuart Thornley Cake Design Menu for the Strawberry Studios Fair

Cupcakes including our October Specials, the Halloween Collection – Pumpkin * Marshmallow
* Toffee Apple * Cinder Toffee

Cake Pops * Cake Scotch Eggs * Cake Fish & Chips
Blackcurrant Liquorice Crumble Squares * Gin & Tonic Cake Shots

- Can't make up your mind? -
Mini Cupcake Selection Boxes

- By the slice -
Carrot Walnut Cake * Red Velvet Cake

- Gluten Free Specials This Month -
Choc Cherry Coconut Slice * Peanut Butter Squares

- NEW This Month -
Screme Egg Brownies * Pumpkin Whoopie Pies * Mini Parkin Loaves * Halloween Marble Chocolate Orange Cake
- Making a return -
Wicked Witch Rice Crispy Treat Sheep.

Let us know you're coming on our Facebook event page!


A Vintage Affair - tea ware, linens, glassware, cutlery, small furniture, 1920s-70s.

All Our Yesterdays - vintage homeware, furniture, luggage, collectables, toys, tins and much more.  Mega SALE!

Allsortz - mid century homeware, glass, ceramics and collectables.

Aspidistra Vintage - beautiful things with a past and a future.

Baboushka’s Silver
- vintage silver jewellery.

Black Rose Vintage Co. - women’s and men’s clothing and accessories 1940s-80s.

Bluecat Jewellery - vintage jewellery, glassware, ceramics, clothing.

Boomerang Vintage & Retro - only the best 1950s-60s homeware and furniture.

BRG Collectables - vintage and antique collectables, militaria, vintage men's and ladies' wear.

Bus Stop Vintage - vintage women's clothing, accessories and jewellery, 1920s-80s.

Button Fairies - handmade jewellery using vintage buttons.  All proceeds go to charity.

Check Records - vintage vinyl.

Diana Black Vintage
- vintage homeware.

Eclecta Books - books, magazines, paper ephemera, photographs, vinyl.  Find them at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.

Enid Brown & Sons Vintage - vintage goods for the home, retro ornaments, sweet dolls and books and lots of other fabulous things from the 1940s to the 1980s.

Essentially Eagle Vintage - mid-century clothing, homeware and small furniture.

Garbo Antiques - a vast selection of men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and jewellery, 19th century to 1980s.

Gem’s Bits & Bobs - ladies’ and gents’ apparel, bric a brac, toys, annuals, dead stock jewellery.

Heirloom Rose - classic vintage clothes, shoes, hats and bags.

NEW!  Homeward - antique and vintage homeware, textiles; restored, reupholstered and hand painted furniture.

It’s Sew Lisa - vintage homeware, clothing and anything interesting!

Jim Wilson & Keith - collectables and curiosities.

NEW!  Kathryn Dutton - glass, ceramics, kitchenalia, books, linens, clothing, handbags 1940s-70s.

Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique - vintage men’s and women’s wear, accessories; handmade vintage suitcase boom boxes.

Lace & Liquor Vintage
- vintage ladies’ clothing, accessories 1940s-70s; mid-century homeware, kitchenalia, collectables, bric a brac.

Make Do and Mend - vintage small furniture, homeware, collectables, ornaments, and a few clothes.

Mama J’s Vintage Goods - ladies’ and gents’ clothes and accessories 1900s-1980s

Maureen Woodman - vintage pottery, glass, ornaments, pyrex, cutlery, books, Victorian linen, clothes.

Mick’s Goodies - weird and wonderful things in vintage homeware, textiles and collectables, 1900s-70s.

Modernist Mid-Century
- mid-century and vintage film posters, ceramics, homeware, objets d’art, furniture, decorative items.

Mouse and Button’s Fancies - vintage fashion, homeware; handmade cake stands, wire headbands, peg dolls, dolls house furniture and accessories.

One of a Kind - ladies and gents clothing, accessories and more.

Parrot in the Pantry - vintage homeware, clothing and jewellery.

Penelope Cat Vintage
- vintage textiles, ceramics and glass 1930s-70s and vintage Ladybird and Enid Blyton books and more!

Populuxe - vintage homeware, jewellery, collectables.  Waiting to welcome you at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.

Retrodec - vintage jackets, furs, dresses, china, bric a brac.

NEW!  Retro Fit - decorative home and table ware, 1920s-80s.

RetroFunky - vintage homeware, decor, small furniture, lighting, luggage, clothing, record players, clocks, cameras, books, toys, games.
1975 advertisement for Strawberry Recording Studios.  Source.
Peter Tattersall at work in the control room of Strawberry Recording Studios, mid 1970s.  Source.
Producer Martin Hannett with Tony Wilson, at Strawberry Recording Studios in July 1980.  I've found a video of this encounter, which is well worth watching!  Picture source.

Vintagexplorer Oct/Nov 2014
We've got the new issue of Vintagexplorer, available for FREE at our Strawberry Recording Studio Fair!

Retrorags 106 - vintage women's and men's clothes, bags, accessories, homeware.

NEW!  Retro Vinyl Art - vinyl records in the frame of your choice!

Sarah’s Second Chance
- vintage collectables, homeware, costume and accessories.

Serendipity - kitchenware, accessories.

Shabby Cheek - treasures, with a touch of the macabre.

Shady Lane Vintage - vintage ladies’ clothing, accessories, homeware, books and magazines 1950s-80s.

Sheila’s Store - vintage costume jewellery.

Snygg - "Stockport's funky pot royalty" bring their selection of stylish mid-century ceramics, glass and decor, including furniture and a bespoke lampshade service.

Suzylovesmilo - women’s vintage clothing, accessories, homeware; up cycled garments, accessories and homeware.

The Grand Collector - vintage collectables and homeware; men’s and women’s fashion from the 20th century.

The Side Room
- vintage table and bed linen, costume jewellery, cutlery, clothing, homeware.

TinTrunk - a growing range of 20th century luggage plus apparel for ladies and gents, accessories, costume jewellery, homeware, textiles, collectables.  Find TinTrunk at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.

Top Notch - stuff.

Value Vintage
- vintage clothing, accessories, fabric, other assorted items.

Village Vintage Clothing - men's and women's vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery.  Up at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.

Vintage Advertising & Prints - a wide selection of original adverts and prints.

Vintage Belle - genuine vintage clothing and accessories for women.

Vintage Clutter - vintage haberdashery, accessories.

Vintage Queen - vintage homeware.

Waxdelerium - vintage vinyl.

We Used To Have One Of Those
- vintage cameras, photographic and audio-visual equipment, toys, games, novelties, books, prints, housewares and ephemera.

Whittaker & Gray
- mid-century furniture and homeware.