Take a step back in time at new vintage event

Vintage Event

A new event is taking place in the village this month which has been organised to revive people's memories of the old Regal Ballroom.

Retromania will be held at the Festival Hall, home of the Regal Ballroom from 1948 and 1968, on Saturday 14th April from 10am to 5pm.

The vintage event will include an all-day tea dance with period Swing music from the 1920s to the 40s, plus live vocalists and dance displays.

Experienced Swing dancers will be available to give impromptu lessons to anyone who wants to have a go at Swing, Lindyhop and Jitterbug.

There will also be nearly 20 stalls selling vintage items, classic cars, food stalls, bicycles, and a Tweed Ride.

John Wallace explained "This is a local, easy, short-distance group bicycle ride for anyone who wants to join in. There will be a core of participants riding vintage or period-style bicycles and wearing period dress - but anyone can come along, wearing any style of clothes and riding any bike."

John added "We're really hoping to establish this as a regular event that raises the profile of the village in a positive community manner, so as to enrich the social life of the village."

Entrance to Retromania is £3.

Festival Hall


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Brian Etchells
Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 4:48 pm
The heyday of The Regal Ballroom was in the 50’s and 60’s. I know because my parents, along with many other couples in a very wide area, met there. Surely you will also have music from that era too?
Nigel Beesley
Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 5:50 pm
I met my future Wife there in 1949 across a crowded dance floor ! The music then was of the age, and gladly these events celebrate the times past. Best of luck for the 14 th---sorry I can't come this time.
Ann Millar-Mills
Monday 16th April 2018 at 2:21 pm
Went to the Festival Hall for the Retromania event - it was wonderful.
Took some of my friends American neighbours from Wilmslow in the morning - and they
thought it was fantastic and purchased some very old, original things from the past - which
they loved. They also loved all the old American cars. Returned in the afternoon with family friend Brian (aged 81) and he really loved watching the Line Dancing, rock and roll and ballroom dancing - together with the Beef Burger and drinks. It was a very entertaining event and hope it returns.