A CHARITY set up in honour of a journalist who passed away from cancer is set to extravagantly pay homage to the good ol’ days with a festival full of vintage tributes to a bygone era.

The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s retro and vintage fair, taking place later this month at the historic Cressing Temple Barns, will induce nostalgia as lovers of retro clothing, rock ‘n’ roll music and quirky cars roll back the years to the heady days of their childhoods.

Teleporting guests back in time the annual charity event, now in its tenth year, encourages attendees to fully immerse themselves in the culture of the passed eras by donning dapper old-fashioned clothing.

A myriad of vintage stalls offering second-hand items, old-school clobber and bouffant hairstyles courtesy the Hairaid Shelter will fill the ancient grounds and more than 130 classic cars and motorbikes, including Fords and Morris Minors, will also be on display for all the grease monkeys to mull over.

The hip-shaking beats and grooving licks of rock ‘n’ roll band Kingsmen will provide the twangy soundtrack to the festivities using instruments from the 1950s, while dancers will put on a frantic display of modern jiving.

A variety of succulent food and refreshing drinks will also be available and dogs on leads are also welcome.

Event’s organiser and volunteer for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Vikki Butcher, said: “Over 2,500 people attended last year’s event, which raised just under £13,000 for the charity, so if you love all things vintage, this really is the place to be.

“There will be lots of opportunities for shopping with a selection of stalls selling vintage fashion, crafts, jewelry, kitchenalia, furniture and collectables and those wanting to embrace vintage style with a new hair-do can get their hair styled.

“We’re a local charity, serving our local community, and every penny raised at this event will go towards ensuring we continue to provide the best possible cancer support care now and in the future. I look forward to welcoming all of our supporters to the beautiful grounds of Cressing Temple Barns on the day.”

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Fair takes place on Sunday June 30 between 10.30am-4.30pm at Cressing Temple Barns on Witham Road.

Adults tickets cost £5 and concessions cost £4 and can be purchased from helenrollason.org.uk.

Under 16s are welcome to enter for free and free parking is available.