Our last event of the season was a cracker! Hughenden Manor near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire was awash with wartime activities and entertainment with various army camps (including our Russian allies still with snow on their boots), live entertainers, the Home Guard, Landgirls, the ATS, the RAF and civilians all immaculately and accurately dressed.
It was very early when I arrived in the Market Place at Newbury – just me, a couple of delightful streetcleaners in shiny new beeping machines and the local drunk on his way home…. or his way out, I wasn’t sure. read more
A last minute change of plan saw Ruby’s in the Shop and Taproom at the West Berkshire Brewery in Yattendon, rather than a marquee outside and it all worked wonderfully!
We were part of the action and the whole venue was abuzz with conversation and music from Serena Lin. read more
What are the chances of having the same weekend at the same venue with the same scorching weather? Well, it happened again at our 2 day event at Millets Farm Centre near Abingdon.
Our marquee was as open to the elements as we could make it but the heat was frankly stifling – our stallholders stuck it out manfully and the visitors went outside for a breather in the shade and then went back in again. read more
Ruby’s had 2 events in 2 weekends and, as it typical with an English summer, you could not get 2 more contrasting days of weather!
Sunday 17th June saw us at Sandhurst Military Academy’s Heritage Open Day for the second year. Our marquee was in a different position and thanks to the Army, slightly more open to the elements. Now that would have been perfect last year when it was the hottest day so far but this year saw wind and drizzle. But in true British style, we carried on. read more
It’s our first event of the year on Sunday! Yes, I know the year is half over but as mentioned before, we are concentrating on taking Ruby’s to events rather than running the events themselves. read more
The ever stylish Miss Anita Simpson, one of our most regular visitors poses in the sunshine outside the Old Town Hall on Sunday 19th November before coming to what is sadly going to be our last event at this venue. read more
It was the summer of love at Compton Verney on Saturday 5th August and Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair were there to join in the fun.
Our stylish stallholders filled the Galleries, the Old Servants Hall and the Adam Room with carefully curated vintage rocking that 60s vibe and everyone had a jolly time. read more
No, we’re not the Famous Five – just a simple vintage fair in a marquee for the second time in 3 weeks in this glorious spell of summer weather.
We returned to Millets Farm Centre on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of July to take up their offer of a marquee on the Lower Lawn – it had been used the previous weekend by Blackwells Childrens Books for a book fair. read more
Another weekend, another marquee!
Yes, we are back under canvas for our first 2 day event at this very popular venue located between Abingdon and Witney,
Our very pretty marquee is set on the Lower Lawn, in front of the lake and near to the childrens’ play area, the merry go round and the petting zoo. read more