In with the old at Portsmouth trendy vintage fair

Hayley Shaw of Frocks in Swing Time.  Pictures: Ian Hargreaves (143213-3)
Hayley Shaw of Frocks in Swing Time. Pictures: Ian Hargreaves (143213-3)

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QUIRKY and unique stalls took over the Guildhall in Portsmouth as a popular vintage fair returned this weekend.

Stallholders came from all the country for the fair.

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Hundreds of shoppers visited the fair, which was selling everything vintage from clothes, to 50s-style make-up, ornaments and jewellery.

Jacob Woffenden had travelled all the way from Sheffield with wares from his shop Mooch Vintage.

The 20-year-old said: ‘It was a long journey but worth it as I like this building – it’s a very nice venue.

‘It was quieter than expected but all the people have been really nice.’

Michaela Huish was selling vintage clothes and jewellery from her stall, items she had brought from her business Purdey Vintage, in Brecon, Wales.

Ms Huish, 45, said: ‘People have been lovely.

‘It’s a good venue and the entertainment has been fabulous.’

Students Rea Osborne, and Alessia Nannini both first year students at the University of Portsmouth, were shopping for some quirky bargains.

Alessia, 20, said: ‘It was quaint.

‘I bought a scarf but I liked the rings and necklaces and the stalls were all cool. I’d definitely come again.’