Cars and music to evoke memories of Bygone Fareham

More than 60 classic cars are expected to line up in the pedestrianised area of West Street when the one-day Bygone Fareham celebration returns after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

On Saturday – September 11 – between 10am and 4pm, the South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society, Solent Mini Club, Morris Minor Club and many independent classic car enthusiasts will have their polished vehicles ready for inspection.

Echoing along the street will be music from the 1940s and 1950s with dancers – dressed in clothing from the era – ‘strutting their stuff’ under the podium.

One of the dances will be the energetic Lindy Hop – a popular dance during the swing era.

There will be discounted hot drinks and cake available at Westbury Manor Museum and it will have craft boxes for sale at £1.50 along with games for young people to play in the museum garden area.

The pop-up sandpit will also still be in place on West Street.

Fareham Borough Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Sue Walker, said: “It is wonderful to welcome Bygone Fareham back this year. We were not able to hold the event last year due to the pandemic and so we want to make it bigger and better than ever this time.

“It is always a very popular event in the Town Centre with something for everyone to enjoy.”

Image (top): Bygone Fareham poster, reproduced with permission.