Morecambe businesses set to fill coffers with vintage festival


Businesses are set to receive a boost from this year's Vintage by the Sea event.

The schedule for this has now been confirmed and will once again takes place on Morecambe promenade.

And with footfall likely to be extensive, organisers are expecting a good weekend of trading in the town.

It returns for a fifth year on the first weekend in September, and celebrates 20th century design, dance, music, fashion and vehicles.

Highlights this time include a cross bay walk in aid of Cancer Care, and jazz mastermind Benoit Viellefon's Hot Club, which will be at the Midland Hotel.

It's organised by the Hemingway family, led by Morecambe-born designer, Wayne Hemingway.

He said: "Five years and still going strong, Vintage by the Sea has become something of an institution.

"It’s so uplifting to see people from all over the country coming to Morecambe, filling hotels and caravan parks for miles around."

Mr Hemingway added: "Vintage by the Sea wins awards, brings in substantial income to the town but more importantly it makes more than 40,000 people very happy."

The Lancaster City Council cabinet member with responsibility for leisure, culture and tourism, Darren Clifford, said: "Vintage by the Sea is always a terrific event for the area.

"Not only does it add a spectacular and exciting splash of colour to Morecambe promenade and attracts thousands of people to the town each year, but it’s also great for the local community and a welcome boost for the local economy too.”

Visitors will be able to learn dances, watch live performances, look at vintage vehicles, have hair and beauty makeovers, and do some vintage shopping.

Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:42AM
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