On Saturday, I went to Newbury showground where people had gathered to celebrate the inner retro self we have deep within us.
This festival of music, dance, fashion, transport and memorabilia from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s is one of the biggest retro festivals in the UK with now, thousands more people able to attend due to a new bigger location.
They had stalls to cater for every possible special interest from down Memory Lane. A man would periodically do bike stunts on the main arena to keep the crowds amused. Wayne had a pot of tea and I had a cake in the vintage tea room/tent whilst listening to My Favourite Things, a 1940’s style vocal group.
There was even a steam section where I was able to buy an original GWR station toilet sign for my bathroom, telling the public to keep the toilets clean!
I also bought some badges relating to motorcycling for my collection. We were kept amused for many hours just browsing and looking at the thousands of vehicles on display.
It is a great site for disabled access for such a large event as this with tarmac paths all the way around the showground perimeter. Entrance admission was £25 on the door but you could pre-purchase tickets from the website for less.