Holt Hall takes a step back in time

Holt Hall Enviromental and Outdoor Learning Centre hold their annual open day and return of the Vint

Holt Hall Enviromental and Outdoor Learning Centre hold their annual open day and return of the Vintage Lover Fair with over 20 stalls around the hall and buildings. Pictured is Bec Tate the Norfolk milliner with some of her hats for sale. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A hall has opened its doors to welcome all things vintage.

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre, which is only open to the public a couple of times a year, played host to the Little Vintage Lover Fair at the weekend with more than 20 exhibitors around the hall and buildings.

Traders, exhibitors and passionate collectors were at the event with items dating from 1920's-1980's including clothing, textiles, accessories, jewellery, homewares, small furniture and vintage hand made items and books.

Teaching staff from the hall were also on hand at the event, running drop-in children's craft workshops for people to make Christmas decorations and there was a chance for refreshments from the cafe run by volunteers and the Friends of Holt Hall.

Sandra Stanway, who works at Holt Hall, said: 'We have had a good turn out. We were a bit worried about the weather but the wind died down. We only open the hall up a couple of times a year so it is always nice to be able to say to the public come and see us and see what we do.'

She said the exhibitors had used lots of different rooms within the hall including classrooms, the stable blocks, the library and the lounge.

Money raised from the event will go towards The Friends of Holt Hall Bursary Fund which helps Norfolk schools come to the hall for residential visits.

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