Wow! what a superb market celebrating the 40s weekend in Rawtenstall. This was our first 40s event and it went down a treat. Despite the threat of blustery weather it really was keep calm and carry on! Visitors flocked to the market to shop, watch, eat, drink, repeat.
Our superb traders never let us down and were out in force dressed to the nines in 40s style fashion. We had the usual quality vintage, superb handmade and excellent street food.
Entertainment was pretty special with Geraldine Heyworth from The Sparkle Sisters, who, (being a true professional) when it did get blustery and the marquee around her nearly blew away, just cranked it up an octave and kept on singing!
Loveley local lass Laura Marie was there singing and playing the ukulele.
Water Brass Band belted out some traditional tunes, they were fantastic! The market visitors LOVE the band and the traditional brass sounds.
AbouTime Dance Company gave us the privilege of watching them perform “cotton”, the choreography is amazing and the dancers beautifully talented, it was an incredible performance. If you get the chance to see this street dance co you MUST go and see them.
Joining us this month with a pop up bar was The Whitaker Museum who were promoting events and recruiting “friends of the museum” you can contact them directly if you’d like to join.