Petticoats at the ready for Bury St Edmunds shop’s first year anniversary

Anniversary celebrations for Pocket Watch & Petticoats in St Johns Street, Bury, with co-owners Sophia Norris and Adrian Taylor pictured centre
Anniversary celebrations for Pocket Watch & Petticoats in St Johns Street, Bury, with co-owners Sophia Norris and Adrian Taylor pictured centre
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Saturday was a vintage day for Bury St Edmunds as Pocket Watch & Petticoats celebrated its first year in the town in spectacular fashion.

A colourful flashmob of around 80 women in 1940s and 50s style dress made their way around the town centre drumming up support and excitement for the full celebrations which took place outside the vintage clothes shop in St John’s Street from about 11am.

Knightingales Vintage Trio singer

Knightingales Vintage Trio singer

Sophia Norris, who co-owns the business with her partner Adrian Taylor, said nearby shop owners had congratulated them on organising such a fun day, with singing by the Knightingales’ Vintage Trio a highlight for many.

Ms Norris said: “The whole street came to life. It was just such a great buzz.

“We had people jiving in the street and the singers were absolutely brilliant. We had so many compliments and bystanders were buying them flowers.

“It was brilliant and just great to have everyone together.”

Mr and Mrs Petticoats,  Sophia Norris and Adrian Taylor

Mr and Mrs Petticoats, Sophia Norris and Adrian Taylor

The day proved such a hit that Pocket Watch & Petticoats is now planning to hold another one this summer.

“It’s just great to celebrate such an elegant era of dress,” added Ms Norris.

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Jiving in St John's Street as part of Pocket Watch & Petticoats' anniversary celebrations

Jiving in St John's Street as part of Pocket Watch & Petticoats' anniversary celebrations

Anniversary celebrations for Pocket watch & Petticoats

Anniversary celebrations for Pocket watch & Petticoats