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About Us

Hello There, 
My name is Dexter and I am organising Rosie's Retro Bazaar! I'm a huge vintage enthusiast - collecting all manner of bits and pieces from the 60s & 70s. My personal favourite is Hornsea Pottery and the designer John Clappison.
Four years ago, it got to the point where I couldn't enter my house without tripping over a West German vase, so I decided to trade on parts of my collection and just before lockdown I established Retrospective Limited, which enabled me to travel to fairs in London and the Midlands.
My normal 9-5 job is company director of Fantom Films Ltd, an events and publishing company, so I decided to bring together my experience and launch a new event here in my hometown Coventry. 
Needless to say, I am still tripping over West German vases and the odd Meakin coffee pot – but they are now for sale, well at least some of them.
Who’s Rosie I hear you ask? The event is named after my grandmother, who was the real salesperson from trading seconds from the Potteries down Petticoat Lane to selling G-Plan furniture in the Co-op; full of knowledge, having experienced all these trends and fashions first hand. 

The Venue

This Year we are hosting events at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. It was the first civic theatre to be built in Britain after the Second World War and is now a Grade II listed building.

The first steps of construction took place in 1952, when Coventry's twin city of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), pledged a gift of beech timber to be used in the new theatre. It is after this city that the Belgrade is named.

The Belgrade was officially opened at 8 pm on 27 March 1958 by the Duchess of Kent. Coventry's first female Lord Mayor, Pearl Hyde, gave an address of welcome and thanks to the Duchess from the Royal box before the first show began, Half in Earnest by Vivian Ellis.

You can discover more here.

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