Town celebrates with another Vintage Day

Town celebrates with another Vintage Day

BATLEY is preparing to jitterbug back in time for the fourth annual Vintage Day.

Thousands of people are set to celebrate all things vintage next Saturday, with music and dance, comedy, costumes and vehicles from the turn of the century up to 1969.

The now-traditional flyover by aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is set for 2.10pm, when a Lancaster bomber will be accompanied by Spitfire and Hurricane fighters.

The event starts at 10am and there’s non-stop music and entertainment until 5pm, with compere Paul Harper keeping everything running from the main stage at the bottom of the Market Place.

There will be acts such as The Honeybirds, who performed at the first Vintage Day, and Natasha Harper, who will be singing a 1940s set as well as appearing as Cilla Black in the final performance of the day – a Cilla and Beatles tribute.

The Acorn Youth Theatre Company, Harpers School of Performing Arts and Dewsbury Dance Centre Musical Theatre Class will be performing numbers from their upcoming shows.

The specialist vintage market will have more stalls than last year and a host of vintage vehicles will be on display.

Mirfield Creative Arts Hub will be taking over the top floor of the library with a range of free vintage workshops.

A Batley Variety Club exhibition and a World War I history display will be on show in the Memorial Gardens.

Mrs M’s NAAFI tent will be the place to be for a boogie, with dancing to the sounds of 40s DJs Big George and the Andersons and Major Swing and Kitty.

The whole day is free but visitors are urged to “bring a tin to get in” to support Batley Food Bank.

For more information, visit www.batleyvintageday.co.uk.

Batley Vintage Day

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