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Residents invited to attend vintage Fareham event

By Connor Steel

LOCAL RESIDENTS have been invited to all visit the popular Bygone Fareham event that will be held in the town early next month; this free community occasion being organised by local councillors as they look to boost visitors to the town centre and build upon 2022’s success with further information released in a press statement early on Friday (August 4).

The event is taking place on September 9 (Saturday) from 10am ’til’ 4pm and is likely to focus upon the pedestrianised area of West Street; which will feature a mixture of vintage artefacts and entertainment. This includes a variety of older style classic vehicles from across past generations alongside multiple singing and dancing displays throughout the day.

Councillors have announced that a number of local groups have pledged their attendance; including members from the South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society, Morris Minors Owners Club, Portsmouth & Southampton Mini Club and also the Solent Mini Club. Proud owners will further be available to talk to all visitors and answer questions on their vehicles.

Residents are permitted to display their own classic vehicles in this event and should email the council organising team on leisure@fareham.gov.uk before September 1; although the vehicles must be aged 25 years or above. Parking for all visitors is available to be used across the town centre areas with normal bus and train services further running near-by.

The announcement for this event comes as Fareham Borough Council detailed their plan for a £30 million regeneration fund aimed at boosting the High Street; the future entertainment centre (Fareham Live) being this project’s ‘focal point’. Full details on this new plan and a quotes from council leader Sean Woodward can be explored on this article link here.

PICTURED BY FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL: Advertising design displaying details about Bygone Fareham event.