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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.