Vintage By The Sea Morecambe 2015



The fantastic setting of Morecambe’s seafront provided the backdrop that was transformed into a multi-venue playground where, visitors learned the dances’, took in specially curated live performances, listened to exclusive DJ sets, enjoyed evocative fashion, brilliantly conceived food and cocktails, ogled over beautiful vintage vehicles or took advantage of the decade specific hair and beauty makeovers and all the wonderful vintage shopping that was on offer.











A Splendid Day Out

The next ‘A Splendid Day Out’ is due to be held on 9th and 10th October 2015 at the Platform in Morecambe.

There will be Friday night entertainment (still TBC) followed by a Steampunk Market and entertainment on the Saturday. For further details visit

In the meantime – here are some pictures from the last event held in May.

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A Splendid Day Out

A Splendid Day Out is an Steampunk inspired artisan market which is  held at The Platform in Morecambe. The last event was held  on 18th October.

Featuring many stalls selling a vast array of wondrous and curious things combined with eclectic folk music provided by Rich Tea and and Steampunk guitarist –  Brickdust, all topped off with a spot of customary Tea duelling.        
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From Captain Cumberpatch’s Curious Creations stall.


to handcrafted leather pouches and teacup holders

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to everything for the aspiring Pirate (or Piratess)

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all topped off with a customary spot of Tea duelling.

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It was all in all a most Splendid Day out indeed.


For information on future events:

A Splendid Day Out!


The League of Splendid invite you to join them to – A Family Day Out.
* Under 12’s FREE *

Steampunk fun including:

Markets, Live Music, Fairground Rides, Magic, Clog Dancing and all manor of other splendid happenings.

Saturday 12pm – 5.00pm

Market Stalls
Ash Mandrake Balladeer
Tea and Cakes
Carlisle Cloggers
Fairground Rides

7pm – Midnight over 18’s only

Live Music featuring: Ghostfire and BB Black Dog.
Vaudeville Magic with Kevin Cunliffe
and DJ Sets

A Splendid Day Out!

Morecambe Variety Festival

‘Morecambe Variety Festival aims to bring a vintage variety vibe to Morecambe’s Winter Gardens from 3-4 May 2014. All the fun of the vintage seaside for the weekend! A vintage-inspired return to town, Morecambe Variety Festival aims to bring all the fun of the seaside back to Morecambe this May Bank Holiday with daring acts, spiffing sideshows, an amazing variety show or two, vintage catwalks, vintage makeovers, and a burlesque Ball inspired by Around the World in 80 Daysf!
There will be fun for all the family, from the youngest to the more…vintage amongst us.’

Fun in the Sun at the Midland Hotel – Vintage by the Sea festival.

What a lovely way to spend a sunny Saturday in Morecambe.

The Midland Hotel was the stunning venue for a Vintage by the Sea festival to celebrate the 80th anniversary of this iconic Art Deco hotel.

With a glamorous day of fashion, film, dancing, scrummy cakes, tea and cocktails on the agenda what’s not to love. And for the boys a vast array of cool and classic vintage cars.

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Highlight of the day – The Gin tent offering Hendrick’s Gin with Earl Grey tea & lemon served in super cool Hendrick’s teacups and saucers.

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Carnforth is a small town and civil parish near Lancaster in the north of Lancashire, England, situated at the north east end of Morecambe Bay.
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Much of the history of Carnforth revolves around the railway and ironworks. In 1945, Carnforth railway station was used as a set for the David Lean film Brief Encounter, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Fans of this film were one of the major factors in the recent refurbishment of the railway station, including construction of a refreshment room to match the studio set used in the film, which is now run by the Carnforth Station Trust.

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(Text from Wikipedia)

Visit to Lancaster Castle

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Lancaster Georgian weekend.
Georgian Lancaster was the theme of this year’s Lancaster Unlocked Festival that took place over the past few days.
Some 250 Georgian buildings still stand in Lancaster city today as well as the monumental aqueduct built by John Rennie that carries the Lancaster canal over the River Lune. This year’s festival saw the city’s historic buildings and other venues open to celebrate this heritage with a variety of events providing different views of local history and the chance to explore new places.
One highlight of the weekend was the chance to see inside the gates of Lancaster Castle, which was until fairly recently used as a court and prison.

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Brief history of Lancaster Castle (taken from
The medieval castle occupies a city-centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts. It consists of an extensive group of historic structures, including the 12th Century Keep, the 14th Century Witches’ Tower, the 15the Century Gatehouse, and the Female Penitentiary, which dates from the early years of the 19th Century. It is a Grade I Listed Building, with the area to the north of it designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.In the 16th Century it housed one of England’s most famous trials involving The Pendle Witches, which saw 10 people found guilty of “making a covenant with an evil spirit, using a corpse for magic, hurting life or limb, procuring love, or injuring cattle by means of charms”. They were sentenced to death and hanged on the moor above Lancaster.
English Heritage has described the Castle as being, “not only the North-West’s most important historic and archaeological monument but also of international importance”.

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