The first week in August saw us attending a 1940's weekend in Market Harborough. The weather was fine and it was really interesting.
We had a really interesting chat with Dave from 1940sradio.com ...you learn new stuff every day!
There were lots of big boy's toys ( tanks, cars etc), singing and music, WW2 re-enactors, trade stands, vintage fashions and food & drink.
We tried out a few new gins as we have started buying from a lot more small producers and the hit of the day was black tomato gin!
The last Sunday in July saw us again with Charlotte, Joseph and the Jiveswing crowd. Wow! what a fantastic event.
The day started with rain and didn't look too promising but by lunchtime the sun was out, crowds were arriving , the music was on and the dancers were off!
Rachel and I had queues all afternoon and never saw a thing ...good and bad I guess.
Watford loved our selection of over 80 Gins and people were coming back and trying different ones a few times.
Thanks also to Helen and Watford Borough Council for supporting this fantastic well attended event.
The locals clearly love Jiveswing as do we!
See you all next year Watford.
Mid July saw us at the wedding of Alex & Zoe at Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire.
Wow what an amazing venue...a real hidden gem. A fabulous building in magnificent grounds.
The wedding party seemed to be having a great time on the lawn with our selection of Gins and Prosecco.
All the guests loved the horsebox and were all having their picture taken next to it.
Rachel and I were so busy we didn't get to take any pictures though, so here's one of the hall.
The beginning of July saw us head to the Cotswolds and the Royal Logistics Corps Open Day.
What a fantastic turnout they had. It was the first year at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks and the organiser John did a great job .
The weather was great and the event had a lovely atmosphere.
Well done all the corp for your organisation and see you all next year!
The end of June saw us back in Letchworth with the lovely Jiveswing gang for Letchworth Vintage Festival.
The weather was so hot! I really don't know how the dancers managed it, but they were brilliant.
Thanks to Charlotte, Joseph and all the dancers, singers and musicians for a fantastic weekend.
At the end of May we attended Letchworth Food & Drink Festival in the town. What a lovely place it is. We stayed over in a hotel as it was a 2 day event. A very funny taxi driver told us it was the first garden city and it also had the first roundabout!
You learn something new every day!
Oh and we had some new signs made.
We took Chin Chin along to a charity event for ME in Staffordshire.
The weather was fine, heard some good bands and raised some money for charity. This pic was taken as we had just finished setting up.
Another Sunday in March saw us at Spion Kop, near Mansfield for the John Fretwell Centre Wedding Fair.
It was a very cold, windy day but we had some fun talking to the guys with the wedding cars outside with us. Heard some great stories from the ex holiday coach drivers!
Thanks to the models for the picture.
Here's our second event, Newstead Abbey wedding Fair...there's a theme running here!
Again it was February and this time it snowed the night before!
Rachel and I are pretty hardy though so we gave it a go. We managed to get some great pictures from yet another stunning venue.
Our first event, Belvoir Castle Wedding Fair with Buckinghams on 24th February 2019.
We set off in thick fog but luckily we were early so we had plenty of time to get the horsebox sited and set up.
Our friend Carole came along and was a big help setting up.
We had an enquiry on our website in the week from a couple looking to get married in 2020 so I suggested they come along and see us and have a chat which they did.
I'm glad to say Rebecca loved our horsebox bar and booked us for their wedding next year.
Belvoir Castle is a fabulous estate.