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Celebrating vintage to help save lives across the valley

Jam jars at the ready - members of Rothbury WI.

Jam jars at the ready - members of Rothbury WI.

A flypast from RAF Boulmer, a vintage football match and events galore will greet visitors to the first Vintage Rothbury festival this weekend.

Kicking off on Saturday with a charity match between the Stephen Carey Fund trustees and Rothbury Football Club, the event is aiming to raise £10,000 for the cause, to put defibrillators up across the Coquet Valley.

But the main event, organised by the newly-formed Rothbury WI, is on Sunday, with antiques evaluations from Anderson and Garland, a display of Rington’s tea memorabilia, a vintage and craft fair with over 60 stalls, vintage vehicles, art sales, vintage afternoon teas, music, games and competitions.

Running from 11am to 4pm, events will take place at various locations including the Jubilee Hall, Congregational Gallery, Well Close House, the High Street and the village centre.

WI president Kate Holt said: “We are all really pleased with how the event has turned out.

“Teams of WI members and supporters are busy baking, flower-arranging, bunting making, decorating the village and generally getting Rothbury ready to welcome all our visitors on Sunday.

“The cause is a good one: The Stephen Carey Fund is doing wonderful work and everyone is welcome in Rothbury on Sunday to lend their support while having a cracking family day out.”

Pick up an events programme on the day to find out times and locations for activities. The flypast will be operation-permitting.

 

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