1950s event to help ‘bring the whole town together’

To mark 60 years since the Queen was coronated, Dawn Barren from Barren Bou has organised a special 1950s event in Gainsborough town centre on Saturday 1st June G130503-3b
To mark 60 years since the Queen was coronated, Dawn Barren from Barren Bou has organised a special 1950s event in Gainsborough town centre on Saturday 1st June G130503-3b

The market square will be transported back to the 1950s next month, in a special event to mark the Queen’s coronation 60 years ago.

Organised by a group of local traders, the event also aims to bring shoppers back into the town centre following the £500,000 development works on Market Street.

Organiser and owner of local shop Barron Bou Dawn Barron said she hoped the event would help bring the whole town together.

“I hope it will bring everyone together, and be a really fun day for all of the family,” said Dawn.

“The event will have a 50s theme and we already have lots of stalls planned, along with crafts, classic motorbikes and Punch and Judy.”

“We also have a school choir who will be performing on the day singing a number of song, inclsuding a few 50s hits.”

The event takes place in and around the market square on Saturday 1st June.

Many of the shops and stall holders are taking part and working together to make the event a success.

And Dawn isn’t planning on stopping here. If the event is a success she is hoping to plan more in future, maybe even making them a monthly or even weekly event.

Matthew Lonsdale of Emmaloos Coffe Shop will be providing tea, coffee and snacks to keep people fed and watered throughout the day.

“I think it is a brilliant idea. We need something like this to bring people back into the town centre,” he said.

And Anne form the Clovevleaf Cafe said the event would be just what the town centre needs.

“Anything that brings more people into the town centre is going to be a good thing,” she said.

“The retailers have all supported the plans and feel working together with other businesses has created a real community.”