1950’s Theme to the Diamond Jubilee Event at Battersea Park

We hope you had a lovely Diamond Jubilee weekend and any celebrations you went to weren’t washed out buy the disappointing weather!

Battersea Park was the setting for a glorious 1950’s vintage fair on Sunday, to coincide with the River Pageant passing by for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.  We braved the crowds and the threat of rain to attend the event, and were rewarded with a lovely atmosphere and with revellers, entertainment and sideshows that had really made the effort with the 1950’s theme.  Here are some of the highlights of our lovely day out:

The Powder Room 1950's makeover
The Powder Room – a 1950’s beauty parlour, where you can have a ’50’s makeover!

steam fair at Battersea Park Diamond Jubilee 2012

Ride at the Diamond Jubilee Vintage Steam Fair at Battersea Park

Vintage Fair swings

Brightly painted and beautifully restored swings at the Vintage Fair

Pretty vintage caravan at Jubilee Vintage Fair

This lovely vintage caravan caught my eye!

Steam fair attraction

All the fun of the fair! The vintage steam fair had some charming attractions, all lovingly restored.

Diamond Jubilee Vintage hairdo

More makeover tents around Battersea Park

headbands for the Diamond Jubilee

Red White and Blue Floral head dresses made to measure!

floral head dress

Jubilee head dresses were worn around Battersea Park

Vintage Bandstand

The heart of the vintage entertainment - the 1950's bandstand


Some '50's spivs! Maybe he's got black market stockings in that suitcase!?

The Bombshellettes

All girl swing band the Bombshellettes got the crowd dancing, as the BBC Cameraman gets a close up!

The Bombshellettes

"Don't Sit under the Apple Tree, with anyone else but me...."

The Bombshellettes

Girls from the band looking great and sounding brilliant

Swing jivers

The swing jivers in the crowd strut their stuff!

Battersea Park big screen

Only meters from the river, but this was the only view we could get.

standing on roof

Some people will risk life & limb for a good view. Look in the distance, up on the rooftops!

All in all a lovely day out and a great memory of the Diamond Jubilee!

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