Eglinton goes vintage!

Pauline and Ian Hunter key organisers of vintage fashion show

Pauline and Ian Hunter key organisers of vintage fashion show

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A local couple have just organised an evening of vintage fashion in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Pauline and Alan Hunter opened their home at Longfield Farm, Eglinton for the special event.

Joanne Patterson original 1860 hand embroidered muslin lace white summer fair dress handed down in Patterson family.

Joanne Patterson original 1860 hand embroidered muslin lace white summer fair dress handed down in Patterson family.

Family members and friends contributed a huge array of privately owned authentic pieces of both vintage and antique clothing and accessories, ranging from Victorian morning attire right through to psychedelic ‘70s flares to be modelled and displayed.

Pauline called upon friend Sharon Black, who is a keen collector of all vintage, to assist her in collating the background knowledge which formed the basis of this very informal, yet informative, fund raising evening.

The sole purpose of both evenings was to raise funds for a Marie Curie cycle challenge from Malin Head to Mizen Head in May 2012. The evening commenced with a sherry reception, followed by an introductory talk by Fiona Wallace, Chairperson of the newly formed Marie Curie local action group, who spoke of the invaluable contribution this organisation makes.

There followed a truly spectacular journey from mid 1800s to 1980s – a 180 years of fashion, no less!

The household servants prepare the delicious tea

The household servants prepare the delicious tea

A magnificent vintage themed supper was served, mid-evening, by the household servants (for these two evenings only!), dressed in Edwardian inspired attire.

This was a very successful event which, to date, has raised £2415.00.

The couple would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all those who supported the event and made contributions.