After 4 years I have officially finished university (now I actually finished 2 weeks ago, but have been saving the news for this post), I don't actually graduate unitl July but I'm celebrating now anaway. To wrap up my time in Stoke I decided to take a trip to Pitch in for Victory today, a jamboree orgainised to raise money for a Women's Land Army Tribute. I also thought it was important for me to attend and show my support seeing as I wrote my dissertation on the subject of Staffordshire Land Girls.
I had a great time looking round all the stalls and listening to the childrens choir providing songs from the era, and I might even have picked up a few goodies whist I was there.
|1950s dress, which thankfully fits perfectly|
considering I didn't try it on
|Art deco scarf, which I was allowed to pick free |
when purchasing the dress
|1940s cotton bag with plastic handles|
|Women's Nymph razor|
|WLA memorabilia coaster|
As my luck would have it there also happened to be an antiques and collectors fair on at the same time at another part of the Staffordshire Showground, so whist I was there I thought I may aswell take a look around that too. My bargain of the day was this gorgeous red bakelite necklace, which I intend to wear for my graduation (I will do a post on my graduation outfit and the day itself in July) as I decided red accessories were needed.
All in all I had an enjoyable day, and hopefully Pitch in for Victory (and Dance to Victory, the evening event) will have raised a considerable amount to put towards the Women's Land Army Memorial. About which more in formation can be found here.
Until next time,