Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Vintage Bazaar Hartley Wintney

Here is an update for The Vintage Bazaar's latest venture. The hall is now booked and we have been very busy taking bookings for the stalls for the fair at
The Victoria  Rooms  in Hartley Wintney (recently named Best Place to Live in the UK!!)

These photographs were taken last year at a fair in the building. I wanted to give you a peek of the beautiful interior.....

There is parking at the hall but should this become full there is a 

 pay and display parking is nearby  http://g.co/maps/hhbwt which is signposted from Bracknell Lane. Turn rt into Hartford road and follow signs. The car park is next to the medical centre.

 There is a pretty area of common land opposite the hall, and there are some gorgeous, characterful shops just along the road....

 Including a pub (spotted by Jack it has to be said!) He feels that it is important to point out local watering holes.....

 This beautiful shop (below) caught my eye. It is called The Limes......

 Followed by a fab charity shop. Now this one is worth a visit girls! Amazing designer clothing..including  Betty Barclay.Jaeger ..Aquascutum...etc. All at sensible prices.....

If stall holders and visitors need somewhere to stay there is a premier inn just off the A303 which looks to be extremely convenient if you are travelling from the west. http://www.premierinn.com/en/checkHotel/BASPTI/basingstoke-south

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Textile Rag and Remnant Rummage

Recently a lot of my friends have been asking why there are no textile events in Taunton? It is a busy town with an Arts College and plenty of keen makers and sewing enthusiasts...
Here at Vintage Bazaar HQ we are happy to announce The Textile Rag and Remnant Rummage! The date is set for Saturday 3rd March 2012 at The Trull Memorial Hall on the outskirts of Taunton. (here TA3 7JZ). There is ample car parking and level access for stall holders to unload. The focus will be on bargain prices on textiles, scraps, trimmings, remnants, buttons old and new. The Fair will open at 9.30 and end at 14.00. Admission 50p.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Vintage Bazaar comes to Hartley Wintney

 Clare and I are pleased to announce The Vintage Bazaar at Hartley Wintney! This beautiful building is a lovely combination of the old and the new coming together to provide an ideal situation for our fair.

 The Victoria Hall was designed in the late 1890's by TE Collcutt at the height of his career. The building ran over budget, but the day was saved by the generosity of Mr Kenwood, Sir Henry Mildmay and Lord Calthorpe. The building was completed and opened by Lady Calthorpe on October 20th 1898 to much acclaim.

The exterior is a pleasing example of The Arts and Crafts style. Inside the structure has a spacious and modern feel which is a result of restoration in the late 1990's.

 Below, you can see the doors which lead into The Victoria Hall, the leaded windows would originally have been on the outside. The space is divided into different areas, which is an obvious change from the Cheese and Grain in Frome.

If you need somewhere to stay, there is Premier Inn just off the A303/M3 http://www.premierinn.com/en/checkHotel/BASPTI/basingstoke-south which is about 15 mins drive from the hall.

The Vintage Bazaar
At the Victoria Hall
West Green Road
Hartley Wintney
Hampshire RG27 8RE

Saturday 22nd September 2012
10 am to 3 pm

Admission £1