We decided that a day billed as a ‘Super Dooper 70s’ was one that needed to be investigated. The seventies is often referred to as the decade style forgot, we disagree, so we pulled out a seventies dress from the wardrobe, created some Farrah Fawcett style hair, popped on a floppy hat, oversized sunglasses and some platform wedge sandals (we are after all, never knowingly under dressed) and set off on a drive to Wroxham Barns to see just what was so Super Dooper about this day.
Throwing events can be a nail biting time for the organisers, especially when events are held out doors, and whilst you might dare to assume it will be sunny in July, this is the UK, so who knows! Fortunately the sun was shining and upon arriving it all seemed very busy, in fact we actually feared we might not get anywhere to park, but we were kindly directed to space by an extremely helpful car park attendant, so the disaster of having to visit the event as a drive by viewing was avoided. Phew.
This is the first time this event has been held, and it mainly focused on the cars of the decade, over 100 cars were on show and looking mighty handsome they were too. As well as the cars there were also a few stalls, and we spotted some Vintage Norwich favourites in the form of Junk and Gems, Wake Up Little Susie and artist Simon Pritchard of Artbeat 64, along with a few other sellers that had also brought stock dedicated to the era.
Although the stalls were few, the range of items was good and there was something really quite wonderful about seeing all items from the seventies. We even spotted the exact versions of some board games we once owned, which sparked some childhood memories.
The location of the event was indeed super, there was plenty of space away from it all to go and have our picnic and a snooze in the sun, before having a little potter around Wroxham Barns. There seemed to be a good turn out, and we hope that this event is repeated because it made a really nice afternoon out. It was an interesting decade to explore, and judging by the amount of cars on show, there’s obviously some real love for the era too.
Keep an eye on the Super Dooper 70s Facebook page for details of next years event.