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Saddleworth Yanks Black Market

To celebrate Yanks back in Saddleworth run by ww2events 9th, 10th & 11th August 2013, where Living History Re enactors take you back to world war 2, and re enacts the convoy that featured within the film “Yanks”.  Here at Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade, we are  forced to operate outside the formal economy, supported by the Established State power for goods and services, creating our own online black market!  The White Market will be held at Saddleworth School where you can see our very own Lipgloss & Lenses, and book in for that vintage style pamper party. On the Black Market Luxury goods seemed to be readily available, illegally and at a high price.  Brought over by the American soldiers, or sold by savvy businesses under the counter.  Black market goods were always excessively expensive and considered luxury items.  The black market will open until the 11th August 5pm, the individual businesses will contact the winners about the contraband. Our Black Market comes from a taste of that Luxury and sort after products such as Jeweller Caroline Royal “Something Old Something new” cufflinks made from Vintage British Rail buttons, all you have to do is tell her why you should own those cufflinks!  Also jewellery up on the black market are fresh water pearl earrings, part of the “Pearl Harbour” range, ideal jewellery to set off those vintage dresses, or a gift from  your very own soldier, Like Agentshowcase facebook page and tell me why you should win those earrings! Little hands vintage baby are giving away  black market booty!  Tell the maker why you should own those booties! Famous line in Yanks “I’m pregnant” reply “so is half the bloody town love!”

Whim Wham Cafe ‘Its Like walking into the dying wish of a spitfire pilot’ – Timeout Magazine.  They offer a happy hour weekdays Tuesday to Friday 5pm till 7pm where you can sample smaller dishes of the main menu for £5.00. Two cocktails for £9 or I recommended £10 bottle of  house wine.

Tea With Tom are giving you the opportunity to have afternoon Tea, for two, within their quirky Vintage Van. An idealic Saddleworth Location perfect setting to escape! Just follow the link and tell them why you and a friend should win that memorable treat! From the fabulous Slaithwaite Emporium they shall be giving away a fab 40′s poster! Got to love a strong woman! Please contact the businesses for further information, I’m just promoting these offers!

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Saddleworth Vintage Collaborative for Christmas

Saddleworth Vintage is coming together to celebrate a Vintage Christmas and the opening of the Jude Gidney Photography Studio on the 2nd December.

The businesses include My Wonderful Little Designs Handmade Cards, SJM Designs Jewellery, ItsaMistry  bespoke jewellery and albums, Saddleworth Shindigs exhibiting Vintage paraphernalia, Lipgloss and Lenses, Restorate Design, exhibiting restoration of photographs as well as Ravenstone Catering and Saddleworth Bake Cakes.

There are rumours that Santa may also be visiting to have his photo taken in the new Photobooth at the studio with any likely models, be they young or adult.

You will also be able to pick up a copy of the Memory Lane Calendar.

Come and raise a glass to the new studio – and enjoy the start of the Christmas celebrations with Saddleworth Vintage.

All attending will also have the opportunity to win a Lipgloss and Lenses Make-Over Photoshoot for 2.

Opening 11am- 4pm. 


Venue Address: 

Jude Gidney Photography Studio

Unit 2

Waterside Mills,

Tanners Business Centre,



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Nice things that people have said – from last Sunday’s Fair

Twitter quotes from last week:

'Loving all things Vintage'

Really enjoyed today. What a fantastic atmosphere! All about Alice

Great turn out today, good atmosphere & plenty of twitter friends there too! Deb-tigerphoto

Massive well done to the ladies behind @SaddleworthV HIGH FIVE, great job – Deborah of Owl Marketing

Thanks for organising a fab event ladies…. broke my sales record today!! Katherine Brookes – MWL Cards

The Saddleworth Vintage and handmade fair was excellent last weekend, my Brass Buttons collection is now available at Silver Gem – Caroline Royal Jewellery

Been out to @SaddleworthV today good time with good people – NWSO Photos

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Hats, Handbags, Bicyclettes and Nappies….

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A rather unusual collection of items in this last group of exhibitors. The majority are last minute additions to the list of stall holders and I have limited details about their offerings – so a real must to come and see.

 Natural Interventions are a Delph based company bringing with them a range of Forever Products with the healing power of Aloe Vera. The products have been proven to have health benefits of plumper healthy looking skin and maintenance of flexibility in joints – fantastic as we all head  towards being Vintage ourselves.

Loretta Douglas will be offering a range of cards from Uk designers, Vintage Clothing 10 and 6, fashion inspired from the Vintage era.

Unique gifts and Nappy Products, 2 ladies, offering a range of again Vintage inspired gifts and hair decorations and amazing creations with Nappies, again got to seen to be believed. Ideal for a baby shower.

And we have Ma-bicyclette coming to the fair -  a varied group of creatures, with a number of different hobbies that they blog about. A Creative group that’s worth a look.

And lastly Hats and Handbags – we have a Milliner exhibiting at the Fair. Come and see her creations, a rare skill!

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Hearts, Crayons, Materials and Dresses…..

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The next 4 exhibitors at the fair are a wealth of Vintage lovelies. 

Although you may be mistaken for thinking that Vintage Attic is a business that sell items found in a loft, you’d be partially right. They actually offer Vintage one -off dresses made from original Vintage Patterns – yes sewing machines at the ready!

Loving the beautifully crafted hearts and home decorations offered by Sara Gartside – a designer that is reasonably well known in the area with samples displayed in both Betty’s Chip Shop and Delph Natural Health.

Handmade buttons, Vintage designer pieces and textile designs all offered by Realicoul and SewRealicoul – what a really cool name for a business!

Thinking of leaving the children at home – don’t worry , Neela Jackson from the Creation Station is on hand to keep your little people amused and busy, offering Jubilee crafts and Vintage creative play to keep them busy, especially when you’re ready for feet up and a cake.

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Jubilee To Go With A Swing In Saddleworth

Jubilee celebrations in Saddleworth are sure to go with a swing thanks to ambitious plans for a vintage festival.

Central to the bank holiday weekend celebrations in June will be a 1950s themed Vintage and Handmade Fair showcasing the best in local vintage influenced designers, makers and manufacturers.

The event has been put together by local jewellery designer Samantha Mills, SJM Designs along with makeup artist Lisa Gee and photographer Jude Gidney, who together run a vintage pamper party business, Lipgloss and Lenses.

“The fair and the festival are about marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but more importantly they are about celebrating the wealth of creative talent we have in the region,” said Lisa. “In these times of economic hardship it is more important than ever that we support our local creative businesses.”

The fair, at Uppermill Civic Hall on June 3rd, is being promoted as an official event of Craft and Design Month. Key exhibitors already confirmed include internationally renowned Manchester jeweller Caroline Royal, Oldham Oxfam’s vintage collection and vintage reproduction clothing company Limb, based in Mossley.

Several exhibitors, including Delph’s Hazelnut Bakery, will be producing specially designed collections for the fair, influenced by the Jubilee and the 1950s. The fair will also feature a vintage tea room, run by and raising money for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Additional events and entertainment are planned throughout Saddleworth during the weekend , which also features the famous Whit Friday band contests. A number of workshops will take place throughout the day at the fair, including vintage hair and makeup demonstrations by Lipgloss and Lenses. A website has been set up to promote the event, www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk.

Lisa added: “This is not just a one-off event. We hope to build up a network of local creative and vintage businesses so that we can all support each other. If the fair and the festival are a success we will look at making it an annual event.”


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For further information or to arrange photographs or interviews please contact Lisa Gee, festival press officer, on 07771 553535



Notes to Editors:


The fair and festival website is www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk


Copies of the fair promotional photos are available by email from lisa@pamperandpose.com, or arrangements can be made for photographs to be taken. Additional information about the fair’s organisers can be found here: http://samanthamillsjewellery.blogspot.co.uk/ (Samantha MIlls) and www.photopamperparty.co.uk (Lipgloss and Lenses)

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Cakes, Models and Restorations…

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The first three of our exhibitors at the Fair on the 3rd offer a wide range of services from yummy delicious cakes, miniature replicas of buildings and restorations of old or damaged photographs and images.

Hayley, from Rainbow Delicious Bakery, will be offering cake decorating demos on the day and we are told will have a surprise creation to wow us with – have you seen her famous Cookie Cones? They are a sight to behold.

Alan Tolfrey, Mossley Model Maker, is a genius at recreating any well love building or work place into a miniature replica to surprise and delight visitors. Come and see his creations, boxed as delicate to the touch although painstakingly put together by hand. Alan has told me that his recent model commission is one of a local school, and that children have been fascinated looking at it as though they are giants and seeing their learning centre from a bird’s eye view.

Symon Randall, Restor8 Design Solutions, has photoshop skills and the patience of a saint. Come and see his amazing work, and listen to the hours he spends in such delicate restorations. His interests lie in bringing images back to life from battered and damaged states, or simply just aged and yellowing. I’m personally hoping that he’ll bring his history line of photography with him. And he tells me he’s already got his Vintage outfit sorted for the day – roll on the 3rd!

So put the date in your diary – 3rd June, Uppermill Civic Hall. 10-4pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Key Exhibitors Announced

The Key exhibitors have been announced for the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair 3rd June. 

Limb - the Vanity project offering Vintage Inspired quality handmade dresses that are sold world wide mainly in the USA are coming to our Fair to exhibit and show case their affordable designs. A little known business in the local area, will make a big impact on the Vintage drawn crowds.

SJM Designs  - a local designer maker that is again internationally known and exhibited. A local Designer from Mossley with a studio at the Woodend Mill.

Caroline Royal – another local designer, also internationally known and exhibited causing quite a stir at a recent exhibition in Germany with her work.

Lipgloss and Lenses

Collaboration of Key Exhibitors to date

Lipgloss and Lenses – Vintage and Contemporary MakeUp and Photoshoots from experienced and local award winning MakeUp artist Lisa Gee and award winning Professional Photographer Jude Gidney.

These Key exhibitors lead a long list of Professional Designer Makers and Vintage Exhibitors and Sellers. More details to be found here Exhibitors

If you are interested in hosting a stall yourself please get in touch by completing an application form

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Call for More Vintage Exhibitors

The Fair exhibitor list is rapidly growing with a good quality range of stall holders.

Invitations are extended to exhibitors who fall into one or more of the following categories:

Vintage and Handmade Fair


· Genuine vintage clothing and fashion accessories for men, women and children (these must date from no later than the 1980s so unfortunately n0 second-hand high street fashion)

· Handmade reproduction clothing and accessories for men, women and children whichshould      be vintage themed (preferably 1950s).

· Vintage jewellery and vanity items.

· Handcrafted jewellery incorporating some element of recycling / use of vintage textiles.

· Vintage toys, dolls, bears, games etc.

· Vintage records, books, magazines & posters

· Vintage furniture & homewares

· Upcycled furniture 

· Vintage hair & beauty, photography etc

· Traditional crafts

· Vintage style gifts

· Cupcakes, sweet treats etc

 Application forms for the Fair are available here 

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