IN THE ARCHIVES: Sandra and Ian Moorhouse scouring the Teesdale Mercury archives for fashion tips from bygone days
IN THE ARCHIVES: Sandra and Ian Moorhouse scouring the Teesdale Mercury archives for fashion tips from bygone days

A FASHION show with a bit of a historical, fun twist is to be held at Barnard Castle School on Sunday, October 28, to raise funds for Barnardo’s and other charities.

The event, Fashion Through the Ages, combines some catwalk action with history and a slideshow of interesting events and adverts from the region and will follow a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Pupils and staff of Barnard Castle School will strut their stuff alongside students from Teesdale School in what is hoped to be a “fun look” at how fashions have changed in the dale over the past 180 years.

Barnard Castle mayor Cllr Sandra Moorhouse, who is supporting the event with the help of her husband Ian, delved into the Teesdale Mercury archives to research the different eras in readiness for the event.

Cllr Moorhouse said: “It is really a fun event and we want to make it as enjoyable for all as possible. We’re starting at the time Charles Dickens visited the area and coming forward through time.”

The show will feature many different styles of clothing including a range of nightwear from Victorian bed-dresses through to babydoll negligees.

Sam Turner

There is also some iconic couture with a 1920 Chanel evening dress.

A backdrop of slides featuring advertisements and photographs from the era and region is being put together by former vet and author Neville Turner.

Tickets for Fashion Through the Ages on Sunday, October 28, are only available in advance and can be purchased at the town council offices at Woodleigh in Barnard Castle or via www.ticketsource.

co.uk/date/543002.

Afternoon tea will be served before the show and for a donation “bubbles” will be served to your table. Tickets cost £15 each or £110 for a table of eight

For more details, contact Sandra Moorhouse on 01833 650730.