REDDITCH stepped back in time on Saturday as shoppers and visitors were treated to a Vintage Day at the bandstand on Church Green.
There were vintage cars, a Victorian Circus, Arrow Valley Brass Band playing while the superb all-girl singing group the Victory Vixens sang their hearts out with songs from the 1940s to the modern day.
The event was joined by visitors from Redditch’s twin town Mtwara in Tanzania who are over here on a trip organised by Redditch One World Link.
The borough’s deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Bennett, was also present as was Redditch Labour group leader Coun Bill Hartnett.
There was entertainment for all; the Victorian Circus provided fun and laughter, there was face painting, a bouncy castle and art tent, and plenty of community stalls from the likes of the Redditch Recorded Through Art Group, Eco ‘n’ Wise, Arts in Redditch, Headless Cross Orchard and Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcomes Refugees.
Also starring were a clutch of vintage cars, part of Forever Forties who have also put on a very successful themed event at the Forge Mill Museum.
Forever Forties are now looking forward to bringing the atmosphere of the era back to the Redditch Bandstand at next year’s event.
“I spoke with lots of people and everyone said they were having a great time with lots of attractions for all the family,” said Coun Hartnett.
“I would like to thank Sue Yeng who organised this fantastic event and all who attended and took part and helped in any way to make the day a great success.”