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The Vintage Village Strawberry Studios Fair

When: Sunday 11th October 2015, 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Where: Stockport Covered Market Hall, SK1 1EU.
How much: £2.00 entry, concessions £1.50, 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!

Established in October 1967 by members of 10CC, Strawberry Recording Studios offered world-class recording facilities and welcomed a diverse range of musicians over its 26 years of existence. 

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, quite naturally! - at Seven Miles Out.  He will be happy to take questions after his show, and is also very keen to hear your memories of the place.  Or maybe you have some photos or memorabilia - bring them along!  Peter's presentation is from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

Seven Miles Out will also be showing archive footage of Strawberry Studios, and spinning original vinyl Strawberry Studios recordings all day. 

Incidentally, there is also a fascinating display of original Strawberry artefacts at the nearby Stockport Story Museum, right next to the market hall.

AND we will be presenting the winners of the Visitors’ Vote for your favourite traders at 2.30pm outside in the food court area (weather permitting, otherwise we'll squeeze in inside the hall).

Optional dress code: groovy late 1960s-70s fashions, the more far out the better!  Take some style tips from Vix of Kinky Melon’s Retro Studios if you need some inspiration.

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, newcomers to VV Osaka Jo’s with some enticing Japanese dishes, and Stuart Thornley Cake Design for all your sweet treat needs, AND Cafelito's dinky little coffee van.

Osaka Jo's Menu for the Strawberry Studios Fair

Japanese noodles with Chicken and Vegetables
Bento meal: Meat
Bento meal: Fish
Teriyaki Burgers

Vegetarian Gyoza (Japanese dumplings)
Vegetarian Japanese Noodles

Stuart Thornley Cake Design Menu for the Strawberry Studios Fair

Cupcakes including the NEW October Specials – The Winter Dessert Collection:
Sticky Toffee Pudding * Black Forest Gateau * Apple Crumble.

- Halloween Specials -
Pumpkin Cupcakes * NEW Haunted Gingerbread Houses * NEW Rice Crispy Sheep Witches * NEW Screme Egg Brownies

- Guy Fawkes Night Special -
Firecracker Cupcake (Chocolate Orange & Chilli with popping candy)

- Unconventional Cakes -
Cake Pops * 3 Flavour Cake Shots * Gin & Tonic Cake Shots * Cake Jars *
NEW Mug Cakes

- Deceptive Treats -
Cake Pork Pies * Cake Scotch Eggs * Cake Fish & Chips

- By the Slice -
Carrot Walnut Cake * Rhubarb & Custard Cake

- By the Square -
Blackcurrant Liquorice Crumbles * NEW Mince Pie Flapjacks * Caramac Blondies

- Can’t Make Up Your Mind? -
Mini Cupcake Selection Boxes

- Gluten Free -
Choc Cherry Coconut Slices * Peanut Butter Squares * Giant Ferrero Rocher Cakes

Let us know you're coming on our Facebook event page, and feel free to invite everyone you know!

And finally, the real stars of the show - our wonderful vintage traders who have been hard at it gathering lots of fresh treasures for your perusal this Sunday! 

A Vintage Affair - pretty vintage china, teaware, glassware, linen and cutlery from a bygone age along with some retro bits and bobs.

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

Allsortz - vintage ceramics, glass, homeware, collectables, decorative items 1900s-80s.
Bijou & Vintage

NEW!  Blousey - women's vintage blouses, mainly from the 70's, all unique and individual and ranging from pretty to pretty bizarre.

Bluecat Vintage - vintage clothing, accessories and homeware.

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

BRG Collectables - collectables, militaria, and some vintage garments.

Bus Stop Vintage - vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories 1920s-70s.

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

Check Records - vintage vinyl.

NEW!  David Hart - 1940s vintage homeware and accessories, plus a huge range of vintage trade cards and ephemera.

Diana Black Vintage - vintage homeware and collectables.

NEW!  Emily Rose Vintage - West German pottery, costume jewellery, gold and silver jewellery, ceramic collectables such as Beswick, 20th century iconic pictures/art.

Essentially Eagle Vintage - genuine vintage homeware, collectables and clothing 1930s-80s.

Garbo Antiques - vintage clothing, accessories, costume jewellery, fabric and trimmings 1880s-1960s.  With even more Garbo at 20th Century Stores!

Harwood-Brown - mid-century furniture.  See their showroom in 20th Century Stores.

Heirloom Rose - vintage women’s clothing, shoes and accessories 1940s-70s.

NEW!  Jane Hamilton - specialises in vintage clothing from the 1940s-70s.

Jim & Keith - vintage collectables, bottles and mantiques.

Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique - vintage menswear and women’s wear, homeware and retro accessories.

Kiwi Collectables
- a range of retro and vintage goods as diverse as 1930s Leica cameras, kitchenware from the 30s, 40s and 50s, embroidered table linen, retro clothing and costume jewellery and other collectable bric a brac.

Make Do and Mend - vintage clothing and homeware.

Mary Jones Vintage - high class vintage and glamour from the roaring 20s to 80s.

Maureen Woodman - vintage homeware, kitchenalia and books.

Mick’s Goodies - weird and wacky collectables and small furniture.

Mirabel Vintage Silver - vintage silver jewellery.

Modernist Mid-Century - vintage film and advertising posters, available at 20th Century Stores.

Moor Vintage - vintage clothing, collectables and jewellery.

new-patina - 1950s-60s portable furniture; mirrors from frameless to teak; industrial and quirky pieces; studio glass and pottery.

Out of the Past - men’s vintage clothing and accessories, 1950s-80s.

Parrot in the Pantry - vintage china, homeware and kitchenware 1920s-80s.

NEW!  Past Treasures - vintage fur and leather, decorative items.

Pop Culture 101 - vinyl, books, magazines, toys, games and other pop culture collectables.

NEW!  Retro Girl Vintage - true vintage 1960s-70s clothing; vintage framed American comics.

Retrofit - vintage treasures and collectables.

RetroFunky - homeware, decorative items, toys, small furniture, household linens.

NEW!  RIPE - 1960s and 70s ladies’ and menswear.

Rita Black - vintage homeware, collectables, small furniture.

NEW!  Sally Hallam - all types of vintage wares including clothing, antiques, ephemera, furniture, collectables and paintings.
1975 advertisement for Strawberry Recording Studios.  Source.
Peter Tattersall at work in the control room of Strawberry Recording Studios, mid 1970s.  Source.

Vix and Jon of Kinky Melon's Retro Boutique show us how to do the 1970s.

Vintagexplorer shows us how to do the 80s!  The new issue will be available for FREE at 20th Century Stores during our fair this Sunday (normal retail price £4.50, and worth every penny!)

NEW!  Salmagundy - specialising in vintage clothing and accessories for men, women and children.

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

Sheila’s Store
- mostly vintage jewellery; homeware.

Shiny Shilling Vintage
- homeware items 1960s-70s including kitchenalia, glass, art and toys.

Snygg - "Stockport's funky pot royalty" bring their selection of stylish mid-century ceramics, glass and decor, including furniture and a bespoke lampshade service.  Now trading from 20th Century Stores.

Stuart Thornley Cake Design
- maestro of the cake-baking art!  See his menu above.

Sue Booth’s Sparkle
- vintage jewellery.

The Grand Collector
- 20th century collectables, ceramics, homeware and men’s and women’s fashion.

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

TinTrunk - a growing range of top quality 20th century luggage plus costume jewellery, homeware, textiles, collectables.  Find TinTrunk at 20th Century Stores.

Value Vintage
- vintage men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.

Village Vintage Clothing
- men's and women's vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery.  Now residing at 20th Century Stores.

Vintage Clutter - vintage haberdashery; men's and women's accessories.

Vintage Things Forever
- vintage kitchenalia, ceramics, small furniture and more!

vintagesque-boutique - women’s vintage clothing and accessories, mainly 1960s-70s.

WaxDelirium - vintage vinyl, now resident in 20th Century Stores.

We Used To Have One Of Those
- vintage photographic, audio-visual equipment and media; toys, games, novelties, books, magazines, posters, homeware and ephemera.