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TimeTurn :: St Albans’ Vintage & Retro Festival :: 16 September 2018


On Sunday 16 September, the second weekend of Heritage Open Days, St Albans turned back in time. Each street was themed to a different era with a variety of activities for the public to enjoy.

Historic vehicles, cars, motorbikes, scooters and com​mercial vehicles will line the streets and businesses of all types, shops, restaurants, banks and public houses will all be joining in the fun by creating their own retro feel. Holywell Hill will be themed WW1 to 1920s, St Peter’s Street WW2 and 1940s, George Street 1950s and 1960s and Catherine Street 1970s and 1980s.
Music, food and fashion will all play their part in the festival.
Lots to see, visit and enjoy.

Free activities on the day include: 

1910s/20s: Semaphore workshop with the Scouts, Samuel Ryder drop in at Clarion Collection

1940s: Jive Swing performances and workshops outside M&S, WW2 reenactors with Museum + Gallery and classic cars

1950s/60s: Science workshop on George Street by Bright Young Things, Ukulele performance (2-2.45) and vintage cocktails, food and activities alongside classic cars

1970s/80s: Retro live music stage on Catherine Street featuring glam, rock and disco, classic cars, retro food and activities, face painting and trail sheets to answer questions around the city. Return your completed trail sheet to our stall on Catherine St and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 St Albans Gift Card.  T’s & C’s prize draw

11am – 12 The Parsons Knows DJ
12- 12.30 Naomi Czuba Dance
12.30-1.00 The Parsons Knows DJ
1.00 – 1.30 – World Rhythms Disco Clubbercise
2-3pm – The glam Gang – ( Glam rock Band)
3-4pm – 70s/80s vinyl DJ ( Eddie James – Empire Records)
4-5pm – The Tuesday Club – ( Punk Pop/New Wave)