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The Vintage Village Toggery Fair

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The Vintage Village Toggery Fair!

When: Sunday 13th July 2014, 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Where: Stockport Covered Market Hall, SK1 1EU.
How much: £2.00 entry, £1.50 concessions, under 12s FREE!

Back in the 1960s, The Toggery was the hottest menswear shop for miles around.  Offering everything from bespoke suits in the finest mohair - or even leather! - to Annello & Davide Beatle boots, it was the favoured supplier of stage gear to many of the leading bands and pop stars of the time, including the Beatles in their early days.  Read more about it here.

We can’t let this long lost Stockport landmark be forgotten, so we’re dedicating this month’s fair to The Toggery, with the emphasis on all things groovy 1960s and Mod.

Optional dress code - Mod!

UPDATE!  FREE entry if you bring your classic scooter along!

As well as the spectacular array of covetable authentic vintage clothing and accessories for ladies and gents, costume jewellery, homeware, decorative items, furniture, luggage, textiles, toys, collectables and curiosities you have come to expect from VV, we also have:

★  Andy of Dabberdecades playing the pick of dance-worthy 60s soul and Northern Soul!

★  And, naturally, the return of Dabberdecades, supreme specialists in top name 1960s fashions such as Mary Quant, Biba, Dollyrockers and much more.  Mod gentlemen are amply catered for too!

★  We’re delighted to welcome Browne’s Temperance Bar, serving nostalgic, old-time cordials and sweets from vintage steamer trunks.

★  Another exciting street vendor makes their VV debut this Sunday - Wrapscallion!  See their droolsome menu below.

There’s also . . .

Groovy Movie Matinée Double Feature
Presented by Stockport Market
In our pop-up cinema, downstairs in the Produce Hall

11.00am  The Knack … and How to Get It (1965) Certificate 15.
Starring Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford.
Directed by Richard Lester directly after he wrapped the Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night, this wacky comedy of manners is very much of its time.  You’ll either find it hilarious, or excruciating (or a bit of both!), but it’s full of juicy period detail and fashions.  Watch out for fleeting movie-debut appearances by Jane Birkin (girl on motorbike), Charlotte Rampling (water skier) and Jacqueline Bisset (not sure what she does!) who were all extras.

12.30pm  Up the Junction (1968) Certificate 12.
Starring Dennis Waterman, Suzy Kendall and Maureen Lipman.
Posh Chelsea girl Polly tires of her privileged life and slums it in Battersea working in a chocolate factory.  Another 1960s time capsule, in the gritty ‘kitchen sink’ tradition, soundtracked by Manfred Mann.  Lots more 1960s fashions, scooters and locations, only this time in wide-screen full colour!

You’ll need fortifying after all that energetic vintage browsing, and we’ve got some sumptuous food'n'drink treats lined up for you! 

Not only do we have the multi-awarding winning Lord of the Pies with their handmade gourmet British pies, but there’s also Wrapscallion offering freshly prepared wraps/quesadillas with seriously tempting fillings. 

Browne’s Temperance Bar has a range of refreshing old-time cordials and Shave Ices to cool you in the Stockport summer heat!  Kandoo Mobile Coffee can cover all your espresso-based coffee requirements, and there’s the equally multi-awarding winning Stuart Thornley Cake Design to astonish you with his inventive range of sweet delicacies.

Wrapscallion Menu for The Toggery Fair

- Quesadillas (tortilla wraps) filled with -

Slow cooked Rabbit Chorizo and White Bean
Beetroot, Hummus and Spring Onion
Jerk marinated Chicken with Coconut Rice and Peas
Chilli con Carne and Cream Cheese
Mushroom, Feta and Spinach

Lord of the Pies Menu for The Toggery 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 Gourmet Mash, Mushy Peas or Gravy
(or any combination of all three!)

Cold wrapped pies available to take home and enjoy later!

Browne's Temperance Bar Menu for The Toggery Fair

- Botanical Cordials -

Sarsparilla * Lemon & Ginger * Dandelion & Burdock
Blackcurrant & Liquorice * Rhubarb & Rosehip
Blood Tonic * Lime & Lemongrass
Elderflower & Bramley Apple
Cream Soda * Ginger

All served with Sparkling or Still Water
Or - for Sunny Summer Days! - Shave Ice

Stuart Thornley Cake Design Menu for The Toggery Fair

Cupcakes including our July Specials, the Ice Cream Collection
Neapolitan * Fab Lolly * Twister Lolly * 99 Flake
Plus the Baker’s Dozen winner, Baileys!

Cake Pops * Cake Push Ups * Cake Scotch Eggs * Cake Pork Pies
Cake Sandwiches
* Blackcurrant Liquorice Crumble Squares
Salted Caramel Brownies * Chocolate Flapjack

- Can't make up your mind? -
Mini Cupcake Selection Boxes * Mini Cake Pop Selection Bags

- By the slice -
Carrot Walnut Cake * Rainbow Cake

- Gluten Free Specials This Month -
Choc Cherry Coconut Slice * Chocolate Fudge Cake

- NEW This Month -
Ice Cream Cake Pops * Cake Picnic Plates * Milkybar Blondies
Billionaires Shortbreads
- PLUS the Return of -
Ice Cream Cake Pops * Cake Picnic Plates

And finally, here's our nearly-but-not-quite-done-yet list of the fabulous traders busily preparing their finest stock for you this Sunday:

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

A-Line Jayne - vintage homeware.

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

Andy’s Antiques - militaria, ceramics, bottles, pictures, luggage, cameras.

Baboushka’s Silver - vintage silver jewellery.

Big on Retro - mid-century modern ceramics, homeware and small furniture.

Blue Cat Jewellery - vintage jewellery, glassware and ceramics.

Boland Bygones - vintage haberdashery and fripperies.

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.

Cyprys Vintage - vintage clothing, kitchenalia and collectables.

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

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

Giraffe - vintage clothing, accessories, fabric, other assorted items.

Goody Gum Drops - vintage homeware, books and toys.

H.R. Collectables - vintage glassware, mirrors, books, records, collectables.

Hen House - 60s clothing, mid-century ceramics, kitchenalia, curiosities.

It’s Sew Lisa - vintage homeware, textiles, toys and clothing.

James Wilson - collectables and curiosities.

Jean Blakeley - vintage jewellery.

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

Kitsch Republic
- vintage and handmade houseware.

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

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

NEW!  Make Do And Vintage! - vintage costume jewellery, homeware and collectables.

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

Mickyghanga - weird and wonderful things in vintage homeware, textiles and collectables, 1900s-70s.

Mouse & Button’s Fancies - vintage homeware, clothing; ‘make your own’ cake stands, handmade headbands, peg dolls, cards.

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

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.

RetroFunky - vintage homeware, decor, small furniture, lighting, luggage, clothing, record players, clocks, cameras, books, toys, games.

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

Toggery 5 with models.
The Toggery Five in 1965 - managed and dressed by Mike Cohen, proprietor of The Toggery - with some lovely ladies including top model Ingrid Hepner (second left), and Chrissie Shrimpton (middle).  Source.

Toggery business card.

The Toggery's business card.  They weren't kidding about the 'Top Groups' they dressed!  Source.

Toggery jacket
A psychedelic print jacket, made as a special custom order by The Toggery in the 1960s.  See this rare surviving garment at Room at the Top at this Sunday's fair!  Source.

Brownes Temperance Bar.
Browne's Temperance Bar welcomes all customers, on all types of wheeled transport!

Suzy Kendall - Up The Junction.
Suzy Kendall in the 1968 classic film Up The Junction, on show in our Groovy Movie Matinée Double Bill at Sunday's Toggery FairSource.

The Knack - Michael Crawford.
Michael Crawford in The Knack ... and How to Get It, on show in our Groovy Movie Matinée Double Bill at Sunday's Toggery FairSource.

Toggery Five
The Toggery Five, dressed by The ToggerySource.

Same As It Ever Was - vintage men’s and women’s clothing and accessories 1960s-80s.

Sarah’s Second Chance - vintage homeware and accessories.

Shabby Cheek
- wonderful orphaned objects in the best possible taste.

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

Sheila’s Store
- vintage costume jewellery.

Shiny Shilling - mid-century homeware, luggage, 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.

Sue Booth’s Sparkle
- vintage jewellery and bric a brac.

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

T.E.A. - vintage men’s and ladies’ clothing, accessories 1960s-80s; mid-century homeware and kitchenalia.

The Crinoline Lady - vintage accessories, costume jewellery, homeware.

The Modernist
- decorative mid-century items: original film posters, ceramics, homeware, objets d'art.

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

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

Vintage Belle - on-trend vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery for women.

Vintage Clutter - vintage haberdashery, accessories.

Vintage Queen - vintage homeware.

Wax Delerium - rare records.

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