Vintage Fair @ Manchester Cathedral

The High Walls of the Manchester Cathedral hosted the amazing Vintage Fair on the 26th and 27th of August 2016. This two-day affair was full of fun and frolic. Not only were there vintage items for sale ranging from dresses, hats, post cards and jewellery but also a drinks stall to grab a cool glass of gin or whatever you fancy. The main highlight of the fair, in my opinion was the dance floor where the heart of the fair resided. It is said that a man never grows old ; he always retains the child in himself. the dance floor was a personification of this statement.

I would rather let the photographs do the talking in this post instead of me detailing it.

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One of my furry friends came to visit the fair as well. Didn’t really get a chance to speak to him though.

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With the summers slowly fading away into Autumn/Fall coats are a necessity in Manchester. These collection of fur winter coats were a beautiful range.

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Beautiful lamp shade isn’t it? Straight from the yesteryear collection.

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This beautiful puppet caught my attention, I do not really know for what particular reason. I am not really fond of dolls, but at times these puppets and dolls do catch my attention. I loved the look on the face of this one coupled with his (I assume his) beautiful clothes.

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This lovely doll too caught my attention. The beautifully created headgear with so many different colours bring in an atmosphere of colour, positivity and cheerfulness while looking at it.

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Pretty umbrellas to carry with you! And one sure did have a whole of dresses to choose from to match this umbrella with πŸ™‚

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This is probably my favourite part of the fair. beautiful dresses. I couldn’t decide which one I liked more. I would be glad to know which ones you liked.

And lastly, didn’t I tell you about the dance floor. . . . . . . Hold your breath more to come . . . A live trailer of what happened on the dance floor.

Hope you enjoyed this small post about an amazing fair and would be able to join in next year. You can check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1735068660104183/ Β for more updates and photographs πŸ™‚ I would be back again in no time with another one of my adventures. πŸ™‚

 

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84 Comments Add yours

  1. Westcoastsister says:

    Beautiful Pictures!

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  2. Anamika Ojha says:

    The Vintage Fair looks like a fun event and I loved those fur coats and puppet doll! I would love to visit this fair!

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    1. You can keep an eye on their FaceBook Pages and you will get to know their schedule.

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  3. I enjoyed so much reading this post, feeling like I was there in the Vintage Fair through your words and amazing photos. The dance, OMG..love it! I wish I could dance like them.

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    1. Yes. The dance was the main highlight of the entire fair. πŸ™‚

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  4. Such amazing things to buy. I agree that the lampshade is beautiful. But I would go crazy over the vintage dresses myself. I love vintage.

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    1. Hehe! Thats nice to hear. I would rather go and play with my furry friends or shake a leg at the dance floor. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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  5. I don’t play with or collect dolls.. but the one you show here is super cool! Did you buy it? If not, I am coming to get it! πŸ™‚

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    1. Nope. I dont like dolls. Was never fond of them. Just found this one eye-catchy so clicked a photo.

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  6. Annika says:

    I would be grateful if I could fit those beautiful dresses. I love all of the photos.

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  7. I believe that vibrant yellow makes the doll more catchy otherwise I’m too not a doll lover. Yes, in India we do not have concept of vintage fair lets hope the future for such events.

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  8. Sarah @ Expat of the World says:

    Oh Manchester, oh vintage!! Two wonderful things about Britain if I say so myself!! I love a good rummage around fairs, you never know what you’ll find.

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    1. I so agree. πŸ™‚

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  9. Joanna says:

    There’s a similar vintage fair organised about twice in year in Bournemouth too. Sadly, I never went to. I see from your post though that I should go, even just to see those beautiful dresses and imagine how women used to dress at the beginning of the century. My grandma actually used to have a fur coat like that, with a fox collar. I used to love that collar, it actually had to head of the fox on it.

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    1. I think you should definitely should go for the fun of it. In India, Vintage is different. Its mostly about home decors, and jewellery and accessories, music records and stuffs.

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  10. Tamz says:

    Oh it looks like a fun atmosphere in the fair. I agree that puppet is eye catching. But the dance floor was the best as you rightly said. Quite cute to see them dancing away

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    1. Yes. It was even great to see them dancing live.

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  11. This is such a charming, lovely post. Vintage fair seems to be an interesting event; I hope we have one such thing in India too soon! Your pictures make me want to be there this minute!

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    1. I hope so too. In India (I come from India originally) theres no such things. I wish there were though. even auction houses are closing down 😦

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  12. The lamp shade looks like an antique! pretty quirky =D The puppet though, so scary! I wouldn’t get that for my room haha

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    1. Haha ! Yes loved the lampshade.

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  13. verushka143 says:

    Fairs are always fun to go to.I love finding hidden gems and bargain prices.

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  14. Beautiful lampshade. Everything has so much to offer at this place. Thanks for sharing this

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    1. Thanks. Yes the lampshade looked very pretty. πŸ™‚

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  15. Ami Bhat says:

    What fun. The vintage puppets are my favorite too. They remind me of the old movies like Chitty Chitty bang bang. Beautiful pictures .

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    1. Yes. Vintage stuffs have an aura of the bygone days which we have missed and those who can narrate them to us are also very few. Thanks πŸ™‚

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  16. Ana Ojha says:

    This event looks so fun and colorful! I too loved that doll and all dresses look so pretty that its difficult to choose which one is best!

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    1. Hehe πŸ™‚ So true. But I still like the white one slightly more than the others. πŸ™‚

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  17. iamsuanlee says:

    What an amazing collection of cute and sweet things to find at the Vintage Markets. Items at markets like these always have interesting stories. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes. The stories are numerous and you can spend hours listening to them. πŸ™‚

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  18. Indrani says:

    Beautiful lampshade! I like such fairs which display old antique stuffs.
    Only now I was able to connect the instagram pic I had commented on. πŸ™‚

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  19. Vintage fairs are always fascinating. Loved the collection of furry coats they are so elegant and the video of the dancing couples is just amazing

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  20. Hayley says:

    Love a good vintage fair 😊

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  21. Laura x Loves says:

    Love vintage fairs, we don’t have them enough over here. Absolutely love those coats, they look beautiful! x

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  22. carmyy says:

    Those furs look lovely! I’ve love a visit

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  23. Dreammerin says:

    I love vintage! What an amazing idea about sharing these pictures with all of us. It looks like a lot of fun!

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  24. Maja says:

    Video is cute, they look so happy dancing. I love their dresses, even though I would never wear that myself. Looks like you had fun!

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  25. polly674 says:

    I don’t particularly like vintage fairs, since most of the time you find things that people need to get rid of. But in this case, from your pics, it seems to be a fair with some style!

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    1. I dont really buy clothes from these fairs cause i agree with you on that one. But I like to attend them and see the beauty of the moment. πŸ™‚

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  26. Same as you, I also love and very enthusiast with vintage fairs, coz that’s where I dig most of my outfits and its quite cheaper. Great photos too!
    Well except that I have to comment on your cutey furry friend, then follows a furry coat???? Hhmmm..

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    1. Hehe Caught me on that one! πŸ˜› didnt see it that way. But i suppose those are artificial furs . im not quite sure though.

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  27. I love vintage shops – you can find some real gems there. And the furry friend is a cutie πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, vintage fairs are great. Hehe πŸ™‚ Furry friends are always cute πŸ˜›

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  28. Vintage fairs are my favourite ones! Especially when they have so many different kinds of things as this one you are telling about. I usually go trough the furniture selection and other decor items especially those made of glass.

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    1. Oh thats lovely. I look for smaller brooches and jewellery. I do not permanently live in Manchester and will return back home this year. So I try to keep light weight things in my suitcase. πŸ™‚

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  29. DaKyissa says:

    What an awesome fair this looks like. I’ve never been to anything like this but now I really want to. I love vintage items. Great post!!

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    1. Thanks a lot. I hope you find one near your place and can enjoy the beauty of such fairs in person .

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  30. The dog looks like he needs a hug! lol! But I love the vibrant colors in all the pics!

    Love,
    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

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    1. I would have loved to hug any dog but im a bit scared of boxers and bull dogs. Dont really have great experiences with them in the past πŸ™‚

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  31. omg vintage! i love vintage! the umbrella looks cute and the dresses too. thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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  32. That puppet would caught my attention too! It looks like a geisha! Umbrella is also fun because of its vivid colour! It really seems like you had a lot of fun!

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    1. Geisha thats interesting πŸ™‚ Thanks πŸ™‚

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  33. Ooh this looks like so much fun! I love vintage and we have a similar event here called the vintage marketplace. That couple dancing just makes my heart soar, so romantic.

    La Belle Sirene

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    1. Yes. And it was even great to see them dancing live in front of your eyes. πŸ™‚

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  34. Jolina says:

    I love vintage stuff! Except that clown. That clown kind of scares me haha. Looks like a fun time, with square dancing and everything πŸ™‚

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    1. Hehe! Clowns can be very eerily scary at times. I agree on that one. πŸ™‚

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  35. Amanda Love says:

    Who doesn’t like vintage, right? It’s really lovely especially the clothes! I would love to go to a fair like this, there’s so much stuff to discover and see. I love the dresses near the end of the post, they’re a classic.

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    1. Yes. there were so many dresses of these types up for sale. But I captured only the ones which I liked and were colourful than the rest. Which one did you like the most out of the four?

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  36. Elizabeth O. says:

    Fairs are always exciting to go to, you’ll never know what you’ll find or who you’ll bump into! It’s just always fun and it’s perfect for the summer! I think this is such a lovely one!

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    1. Yes. I quite agree with you. I love fairs too. Vintage ones are great because not only you get things from an era gone by but you get to hear and interact with people who narrate stories about their lives and times which are amazing.

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  37. Violinkit says:

    Love this post as my blog is about all things Vintage. I know Manchester well as my husband works there.This vintage fair look great and I’m sorry I missed it. Loved the older couples dancing too.

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    1. Yes, the couples dancing just reflects the enthusiasm in them even after so many years. It was so good to see them dancing happily and enjoying themselves. πŸ™‚

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  38. Liz Mays says:

    Oh wow, there were some really cool vintage pieces at this fair. It’s great that there was some fun on the dance floor!

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    1. Yes. The dance floor was a lot of fun. πŸ™‚

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  39. Ana De Jesus says:

    The vintage fair looks like a haven for antique lovers, I have to say the second doll captured my attention and I am not entirely sure why. I think it looks rather unique and the umbrella looked cool too xx

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    1. Yes, the second doll had a lot of colour to it. Almost like an aura of positivity and happiness. Thats why even though it sat in one far corner of the hall, it caught my attention.

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  40. That is a nice looking dog

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  41. lex says:

    not in Manchester but from the beauty of this post, Vintage says alot . cool images and i love the fur picture.. great event it surely is.

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    1. Thanks a lot. Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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  42. This looks absolutely fantastic with a lovely variety of goods on offer, and what fun to have a dance floor!

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    1. Yes it was great fun in the fair. The goodies, the dance floor, the music; all reminding everyone of the era gone by.

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  43. I love everything vintage. Wish this fair was closer to where I live, i would have splurged like anything. Those dresses are so beautiful

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    1. Depending on where you live you can check out the pages of these vintage Fairs on Facebook. They keep hosting these fairs in various cities. πŸ™‚

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  44. I love vintage dresses and those in your pic are great! Feels like ’60s! In Puglia, my region, there are several vinyls and vintage fairs, you’d love them.

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    1. Oh yes . I would have definitely loved them. But I hope you would take some photographs and post about them . πŸ™‚

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  45. adetunji says:

    Lovely post. I was in Manchester couple of weeks ago and I must say, what a fantastic city! There are lots to do when you are out and about. Love the pictures on the post and hope to see more.

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    1. Thanks. What did you see around Manchester? Did you like it ?

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  46. I love vintage stuff!
    This may sound weird, but these photos remind me so much of fall. I am loving it!

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  47. Kimberly C. says:

    Love your photos. I feel like I was there too. Wow, those fur coats look amazing. Thank you for the post. Always nice to learn about these types of events.

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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