VIDEO: Back in time for Shipley school’s spring fair

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A school in Shipley transported its pupils, staff and visitors back in time when they held a fundraiser with a twist.

Michael House School welcomed more than 400 visitors to their ‘Vintage Spring Fair’ last Saturday.

Michael House school Vintage Fair: Imogen Beeston, Jamie McNulty and Izaak bosman in the war time cafe.
Michael House school Vintage Fair: Imogen Beeston, Jamie McNulty and Izaak bosman in the war time cafe.

A fleet of vintage vehicles, ranging from cars to buses, were parked in the school’s grounds and staff even made special arrangements for fairground rides in the school’s playground.

One particular favourite was the wartime cafe run by staff member Imogen Beeston, which recreated the war-time atmosphere with blackout blinds and Vera Lynn songs playing in the background. Parent Julie Wyer said the day was a huge success and that it was lovely to see the children making an effort and really taking an interest in vintage activities.

“It was a shock also to see some visitors turn up in vintage dress from many different eras,” she added.

“Everyone made such an effort to embrace the vintage lifestyle for the day and because the day was such a success we’re still trying to add up how much we raised.”

On the day there were numerous vintage craft stalls selling items from the punk rock years through to the pop of the 90s. There was also chance for children to make vintage Mother’s Day gifts.

All the money raised, which is still being counted, will go to the school.

 

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