It’s not long now until we are back at Haigh Hall with our Christmas vintage, collectable and retro fair on Sunday 18th November 10am-4pm. We wanted to tell you all about the fab stall coming to Haigh Hall so you can come and have a look.

For those of you in the Wigan area you will know that Haigh Hall is an impressive building (recently featured on Don’t Tell the Bride).  For those of you out of the area, Haigh Hall was built in the mid-19th century and was once home of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres.  The Hall is situated in 250 acres of woodland and is a popular destination for families as the Country Park has a children’s playground, miniature railway, craft gallery, gift shop and information centre.  As children we regularly went to Haigh Hall for a Sunday walk and in autumn we loved to collect conkers.

The fair will take place in the impressive Hall and will utilise two upstairs rooms, the entrance hall and main ballroom with vintage wedding dresses displayed on the open staircase.   There will be a pop up retro hair and make-up salon, demonstrations, a cafe and mulled wine with open fires and Christmas decorations in a stunning environment.

As for entertainment we will have the lovely Bexi Owen, vocalist http://www.facebook.com/bexiowen?fref=ts, singing throughout the day, she will also have her own stall selling vintage.  We also have Chorley Silver Band who will be in the entrance hall to greet you with popular brass band tunes.  The lovely Ruth Moulden will be at the fair with her pop up retro hair and make up salon as well as selling hair accessories, make up and mail treatments.  Below is her price list:

  • Make-Up Mini-Make Over £10                               DEALS
  • Hair Styling Full Make Over £20                             Mini-Make Over and Front Hair Style £16
  • Just Front Hair Style £10                                       Mini-Make Over and Victory Rolls £14
  • Just Eyes or Lips Lashes £5                                   Full Make Over and Front Hair Styled £25
  • Complete Hair Style  £15                                      Complete Look £30
  • Just Victory Rolls £6
  • Solid Colour £5
  • Pin-up Nails (half-moons) £6
  • French Manicure £6

We have the following stalls coming to the fair:

  • Grandma’s Attic – a lovely selection of vintage clothing and accessories from 1930’s -1980′, they are based at Traders outlet Altrincham www.vintagegrandma.co.uk
  • Gifts and Antiques – selling everything you can think of from vintage through to collectable antiques, perfect stall for a good look

  • Baubles and Bears – selling gorgeous bears, big and small from different periods all wanting a good home, also sells international costume jewellery
  • Noreen Mannix – selling a selection of vintage tea set candles, china and brooches
  • Anne and Martin Tebay – kitchenware, homeware, china tea sets, glassware, pottery, scarves, jewellery and ornaments
  • Colette Halstead Glass – a local artist selling beautiful Kiln Fused Glass www.colettehalstead.co.uk
  • Heart – A Unique Boutique – selling vintage clothes, jewellery, bags, shoes, handmade jewellery and home accessories www.heartunique.co.uk
  • Urban Chocolate -a lovely range of homemade chocolate in a variety of flavours and present sets http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheUrbanChocolateCo

  • Market Fairs -selling a range of books and small vintage gifts, Patrick also organises vintage fairs at Warrington Market www.marketfairs.co.uk
  • Dust Collective – a collection of creatives that sell reworked vintage clothing, handmade acce, jewellery, stationary and vintage homeware
  • Jewellery by Gail – handmade jewellery with polymer clay, swarovski crystal, gemstones and fire polished beads
  • Butterquins – pretty handmade and customised clothing, accessories, bows, skirts, cardigans and bags http://www.facebook.com/Butterquins?fref=ts

  • Preppy Vintage – a mixture of vintage clothing and housewares as well as vintage inspired bags and accessories from upcycled materials.
  • Vintage Duncan – a large selection of collectables, china and furniture
  • Dotty Teasel’s – selling hand made retro and kitsch jewellery, accessories and candle, great facebook site to check out http://www.facebook.com/DotsPixieHands
  • Rose and Lee Vintage with Groovy Gang – handmade soaps, bath treats, deluxe vintage candles and homewear www.roseandleevintageliving.co.uk
  • G’s Things – handcrafted and customised objects such as mirrors, boxes, clocks and shabby chic
  • Willacy Whimsys – a great selections of equisite vintage china and tea setshttp://www.facebook.com/willacy.whimsys?fref=ts

  • Vintage Retro Kitsch – vintage homewears, furniture and gifts http://www.facebook.com/vintageretrokitsch?fref=ts
  • Norman Roberts – rag rug demonstrations will take place as well as a stall full of vintage and retro items
  • Leah from Fulfill the Promise – a selection of vintage clothing, homewear, collectables and china http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fulfill-The-Promise/125295327573566
  • Mint Vintage – a selection of hand picked vintage clothing, jewellery, handbags, hats and accessories
  • Carol Myerscough – a lovely selection of vintage and unusual collectables, another great stall for curious items

Admission to the fair is just £1 and you can come and go all day.  Why not browse the fair, have a drink in the Halls cafe, go for a walk around the country park and pop back for another look just incase you have missed something.  Haigh Hall is just 2 miles from Wigan town centre and within easy reach of the motorway network.


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