Sixties costume advice

Are you still wondering what you should wear for our Sixties Sheepfair? Basingstoke shop, Vintage Treasures  offer their Top Tips for fashion in 1960’s In early 1960’s, with post-war rationing and austerity well behind us, London took its turn in leading the fashion pack! In 1964 American vogue even went as far as dedicating an issue to the ‘British Invasion’. …

The Queen’s Sheep

Local artist Louise Hight will be attending the Sheepfair this year with her publicly funded community project called, The Queen’s Sheep.   Louise will also be offering free art workshops where you can create your own sheep to take home. https://www.facebook.com/230781470314234/photos/a.531915933534118.1073741827.230781470314234/1105328276192878/?type=3&theater

A personal reflection of the 1960s

We hope that the Sheepfair weekend will bring back some great memories for people who were around to witness the Swinging Sixties. In this blog, past committee member Chris Penney gives an insight on his memories of the 1960s. If you were born between 1941 and 1956 (late ’42 in my case!) you can definitely claim to have been around …

Tupperware – Tupperware???!!!

Our very own Sheepfair Secretary Jane Anthony remembers an icon of the Sixties….. Inherited from my mother’s kitchen, the plastic box sits square and proud. No longer pristine, age and use have reduced its former glory to a decided off-white. But the lid still seals it well and airtight – my Tupperware container. Before the days of click lid lunch …

Overton Primary School help us decorate Phone Box

As one of the disused telephone boxes in the village has now been taken over by Overton Business Association they have kindly allowed Overton Sheepfair to have a display in the box leading up to the Sheepfair promoting the event. What could we do with such a small space we asked? We asked the local school, Overton Primary, if they …

Sheepfair Parade: What can you expect?

The Sheepfair Parade is a key feature of the weekend celebrations. We asked Kay Rose, Parade Manager, to tell us what we can expect. What is your History with the Overton Parade? I started on the parade team back in the days of Overton Carnvial in the 1980’s and have been involved in arranging every parade since. Tell us about …

Ben Hand Build Sponsoring Community Stage

Local building firm Ben Hand Build is one of our main sponsors for this 2016 Sheepfair. You may have seen the vans and logos around the village but did you know that Ben Hand Build has over 20 years in the experience in delivering high quality building projects to their customers. Take a look at their website to find out …

Mike O’Leary – Storyteller

Mike is the author of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Folktales, Sussex Folktales, and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Ghost Tales.  He is a regular at the Sheepfair, however he dosn’t just read stories, he tells them. You might see him, dragging his blue story box around the village, playing music on his flute-stick, and looking to tell a story …

Sheepfair Information

The current edition of Overton News and Views contains an information sheet giving you key information on the Sheepfair (such as road closures, diversion, general timetable) . If you have not recieved your copy you can view it here: Overton Sheepfair Information Sheet. If you would like more detailed information on whats on where and when, make sure you get …

Dances of the Sixties

Would you like to get yourself ready for our Swinging Sixties Sheepfair weekend? Come along on Saturday 25th June to take part in our Swing Dance workshop which will be led by Sarah Mills. Sarah has written a great feature which will appear in our Souvenir Programme, you can read some of it here…. Dances of the Sixties In 1960 …