Sights and sounds from the 1940s to 1960s will come to life in York as Shambles Market ‘goes vintage’ for Easter – with a singer, scooters and vintage frocks appearing alongside Market regulars in a special Easter Sunday event.
Rolling back the years will be vintage vocalist Gina Rose, performing songs inspired by the Andrews Sisters, while the York Inset Scooter Club will ride into the City with its fabulous display of classic scooters.
The Shambles Market Vintage event, which takes place Sunday 27 March from 9am to 5pm, will also feature recycled and vintage clothing, china, vinyl and furniture. New traders, including vintage china specialist Willacy Whimsys, Mr Fox Upcycled Clothing Company and Earnshaw Brothers, creators of handmade industrial vintage style furniture, will line up alongside Shambles regulars, such as Comerford Antiques, Shabby Le Chic and Heart of Wax Vinyl.
Shambles Market will first kick the long Easter weekend off in style with a Farmers Market on Good Friday showcasing the very best York producers, with items ranging from quality beef steaks to fresh farm eggs and homemade cakes.
York’s monthly Farmers’ Market (25 March 2016) will join the city’s regular market on the last Friday of the month between 9am and 5pm and celebrates the best of local produce, including meat, pies, eggs and oils, as well as pottery and woollen gifts. Fresh goods sold on York Farmers’ Markets are grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholder within a 40-mile radius of York.
Chris Price, City Centre and Markets Manager, said: “Local shoppers and visitors can expect a wonderful range of stalls over the Easter Weekend at Shambles Market, from our regular fresh fish and meat kiosks through to brilliant local farmers and producers at the Farmers’ Market. Our special vintage market will be a vibrant and exciting way to spend Easter Sunday with classic scooters, vintage music and retro clothing setting a nostalgic scene.”