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Stonehill held the first of her vintage fairs here at the east London venue next to the town hall in Walthamstow in November.

That is when this gent in the bowler hat was pictured (above) – he is known as Art Deco Dandy, said Stonehill, and was a visitor to the fair.

She said the launch was a big success with “fantastic feedback and the place packed with shoppers”.

Four dates are booked here for 2018, the first on Sunday, March 17.

Expect vintage fashion, menswear, accessories, vintage jewellery, furniture and homewares plus afternoon tea and a licensed bar.

The assembly hall venue is one of four listed buildings where Pop Up Vintage Fairs exhibits.

The events are a long-standing fixture as part of the IACF Alexandra Palace fair, where they will be on Sunday, February 18, as well as St Stephen’s Church in Hampstead and Wilton’s Music Hall in Whitechapel, London E1 (whose archive collection was acquired by the V&A last October).

“Record numbers of attendees queued round the block for our late-night vintage event in the summer at Wilton’s, for the duration of the fair,” said Stonehill.


Vintage village people

Stockport’s monthly pop-up Vintage Village in the Cheshire town’s listed Victorian Market Hall is enthusiastically supported with around 70 dealers. It brings in a good footfall of 1000-plus visitors.

A runner-up in the best dressed competition at the Sabrina Fair held in the Vintage Village last September was Elaine Stott, pictured above.

The next Vintage Village in Stockport is on Sunday, January 14.