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Chasewater vintage fair attracts thousands

By Jack Averty | Burntwood | Entertainment | Published:

A vintage fair brought thousands to Chasewater as organisers hailed it as a 'great day'.

Mabel's Vintage Fairs put on the event at Chasewater Railway in Burntwood yesterday between 11am and 4pm.

Around 50 traders had stalls set up for the event, including those selling clothing, vinyl and collectables. There were also a number of stalls selling handmade vintage goods.

On top of this there were vintage cars and vintage bikes on display, along with live music. Singers were performing hits from the 40s through to the 70s to keep visitors on the day entertained.

Helen Bonser, 45, who runs Mabel's Vintage Fairs with Dawn Craddock, said: "It was an amazing fair, absolutely great. Everyone seemed to love it.

"We had specialist 40s traders running stalls including vinyl, collectables and clothing. We had quite a big range of stalls.

"The store holders call us in advance and we can out a stall plan and work with them to make sure we can accomodate them. We probably had 50 traders there.

"I really think we had about 2,000 people come in. It is comparable to last year at this venue. It is a big event at Chasewater.

"It was a perfect day, we loved it."

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Ms Bonser, a project manager for a visual rebranding agency, added: "This is our second year running it at Chasewater. In May we did hold a fair at the Manor House in West Bromwich, we are always looking for quirky venues.

"We are looking at bringing it back next year hopefully but in between that we will be looking to host more fairs at different venues.

"This is just mine and Dawn's little side project as we both work full time."

Jack Averty

By Jack Averty
Senior Reporter - @javerty_star

Reporter with the Express & Star, based at head office in Wolverhampton

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