Fishersgate prepares for 50s festival

THE rebuilding of the Fishersgate Centre will be celebrated with a Vintage Festival.

Fishersgate Community Association is organising the 1950s-themed festival at the West Road centre on August 24, with a parade setting the ball rolling at 2pm and entertainment continuing until 10pm.

Workshops are taking place every Monday and Tuesday, from August 5 to 20, with the chance to make retro clothes, banners and bunting, and learn to jive.

Jive sessions are 10.30am to midday, £1 per session or £3 per family. Making sessions are 1pm to 4pm, £2 per session.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Book by contacting Elizabeth on 07813801733 or email

The target date for the centre to reopen to the public is September 2.