Carrick store to take on vintage look ahead of Victorian fair

Victorian garb will be on display at Carrick's Action Cancer store.  INCT 43-727-CON
Victorian garb will be on display at Carrick's Action Cancer store. INCT 43-727-CON

A Carrick store will be taking on a distinctly vintage look in advance of one the most popular events in the borough’s festive calendar.

Whitehead’s Victorian Street Fair will take place on November 26 this year in the seaside town.

Victorian garb will be on display at Carrick's Action Cancer store.  INCT 43-726-CON

Victorian garb will be on display at Carrick's Action Cancer store. INCT 43-726-CON

And to help visitors get into the spirit of the occasion, the Carrick Action Cancer branch will be hosting its own Victorian-themed window display in the week leading up to the event.

Store manager Shirley Kearney explained: “It’s something we have done in previous years and there are a lot of people who go to the fair who would buy their costumes from us.

“I try to gather up a nice selection of Victorian hats, clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac from our other stores throughout the year.”

It is expected that the clothing and other items will be on display and for sale at the Market Place retailer from November 19.

Always a popular draw around the Christmas season, the annual Victorian Fair is organised by Whitehead Community Association.

Appealing for visitors to ‘dress to impress’ was Jeremy Jones, chairman of the Association. “If you can, try to join in with the spirit of the event by dressing in appropriate costume,” he said. “Your garb doesn’t even have to be accurate; a shawl, a long dress, a frilly blouse or - if you’re a man - tweeds, waistcoat and paddy hat.”

As in previous years, there will be prizes for the ‘best dressed’ male, female, and child, he added.