8 reasons to visit the 50s scene vintage event

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Join the 50s scene – on Saturday 21 May 2016 from 10am to 4pm, Dewsbury will be the place to be for anyone who loves the vintage vibe or who fancies travelling back in time to the 1950s.

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The town will come alive with music, dance, and cars from the period, as the crowds put on their best threads, lose the squares and head to the town for the biggest bash of the weekend.

1. You love cars

If you are a motorhead, you are sure to feel your engines roaring when you see the period vehicles on display courtesy of the Yorkshire Thoroughbred car club.

2. You think you are a Cool Cat

Why not pick up a ginchy gift or two from one of the alternative and vintage market stalls.

3. You like a boogie

Grab their girl and give her a twirl when dance group Backstep Boogie Club take to the stage to share dance moves from the era that will get everyone cookin’.

4. You love music

You’re sure to dig the cool 50s sounds when Lula and the BeBops, and Songsational play the hippest music.

5. You are up for a laugh

Street theatre act ‘The Gossips’ will make sure we all know what’s happening, whether it’s relevant or not.

6. You’re feeling hungry

Don’t worry food will be available from an American School Bus Diner, who will be serving traditional food from the US of A. Many of the local cafes and shops in the town will also be open, serving a variety of tasty treats.

7. You need of a bit of culture

There’ll also be a chance to chill out with an hour-long unreal heritage walking tour of the town centre at both 11am and 2pm, starting from Dewsbury Town Hall and ending at Dewsbury Minster.

8. You need to entertain the kids

Younger cats and kittens will be able to have their face painted, and there will be a competition for the best-dressed boy and girl.

More about the 50s scene

The action all takes place in Market Place in Dewsbury Town Centre.

In order to make room for all those hopped-up machines and so everyone can have a blast, Longcauseway will be closed to all traffic from 7am – 7pm on Saturday 21 May 2016.


  • This sounds great. John Greenwoods which is the oldest shop in Dewsbury will be supporting thus by displaying a selection of 50s toys in the window and the shop. Please encourage families to come and look…kids see what your grandparents were up to before mobile phones tv and playstations.
    Grandparents…come and reminisce about the good ol’ days.

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