A showcase with style!

Ukulele maker Rob Collins from Hebden Bridge was among craftspeople showcasing their wares
Ukulele maker Rob Collins from Hebden Bridge was among craftspeople showcasing their wares

Hand-made pieces by local and regional artists, including some from the Calder Valley, helped make a first Vintage Fair at Todmorden Town Hall a success.

In addition to craft work, fashion and homeware from the 1920s to 1980s was also available to browse and buy.

Caroline Brown, owner of vintage shop The House of Rose and Brown in Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, organised the fair.

She said: “I think Todmorden has got a really good vibe for something of this nature.

“People are interested in things from past eras.

“There is also a really strong artistic community here as well.

“The fair was really well received and we had lots of people coming through the door.

“Stall holders were really positive and would like us to put another one on in the near future.”

Due to the success of the fair, Caroline is now hoping to organise another which will be held within the next few months.

l WHAT’S the secret of the upper Calder Valley’s success in attracting a strong artistic community?

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