Wednesday 2 July 2014

Vintage Baker Finds - The Dig for Victory Show

Every so often I find a vintage supplier who's so good I have to share. So while they might not always be 'Bristol' based, they certainly get the Bristol Vintage & Vintage Baker Finds seal of approval.

This week is all about The Dig for Victory Show.

The Dig for Victory Show is a 1940s themed festival that takes place at the North Somerset Showground on 5th and 6th July.

It's a fabulous family festival with a fantastic programme of events, including a Victory Dance.

Enjoy a Spitfire fly past, get up close to a WW2 Sherman Tank or pick up your own bit of history from one of the many vintage stalls.

You can get involved with ‘upcycling’ 1940s style in one of the Make Do and Mend workshops or listen to a host of high profile speakers and entertainers, including BBC historian James Holland, Chef and food Historian Seren Evans-Charrington and author Colonel Stuart Tootal

Activities for children include a handling museum of artifacts, traditional games and a children’s trail – a ration of sweets is waiting for you if you complete it.

And rest assured you won’t go hungry – you can feast from an array of culinary delights from local food and drink producers.

Most of all make sure you don't miss the Victory Dance on the Saturday night! Enjoy a dance lesson by Swing Dance Bristol followed by live music from the era. Sip a cocktail from the bar and enjoy some delicious local food while playing the traditional games with friends on the lawn. 

Find out more on the website, have a read of the blog and buy tickets here (only £10 for an adult or £22 for a family of four). Make sure you check out their promo too and then it's chocs away for a fabulous 40s weekend.

When Sarah Baker isn't writing children's books she writes features for Vintage Life Magazine and Pretty Nostalgic. You can find her on Twitter @bysarahbaker or via her website 

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