17:02 Wednesday 15 May 2013

A vintage day out in Stafford to honour the Land Girls

Written byKerry Ashdown

FAMILIES and vintage style lovers are being called up to “pitch in for victory” in Stafford on Saturday.

Visitors to the County Showground will be taken back to the 1940s at a vintage jamboree by day and a glamorous dance by night.

Both events have been organised by Sharon Taylor of Always Red Events and Lisa Oakley from vintage homeware firm Lottyblue to raise funds for the Women’s Land Army Tribute. 

The Staffordshire branch of the Women’s Food and Farming Union (WFU) is spearheading the campaign to install a Land Girl statue at the National Memorial Arboretum, honouring the work of the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps during the Second World War.

Some of the original Land Girls are set to attend on Saturday. From 11am to 4pm there will be vintage stalls, a military re-enactment group, vintage tea, salon and photography and live entertainment including songstresses Polka Dot Dolls. There will also be a prize on offer for the best 1940s outfit.

From 7pm to 1pm Dance to Victory will give partygoers the chance to jive and jitterbug the night away with Miss Lola Lamour, String of Pearls, Miss Laura Bill and compere Steve McTigue.

Tickets for the evening event are available by calling 07779 612749 or emailing office@alwaysredevents.co.uk.

VINTAGE STYLE . . . Polka Dot Dolls
VINTAGE STYLE . . . Polka Dot Dolls
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