OVFM at the Big O Festival 2018 – The Photos

OVFM at the Big O Festival 2018

As you know by now OVFM had a stall at the 2018 Big O Vintage Festival held in Priory Gardens on a sweltering Saturday July 7th and despite the football distracting many people, there was a fair turn out across the whole day to enjoy the various stalls and displays  and partake in the amusements on hand.

Our stall was set in the “community” section of the set-up, which was in the actual garden part of the Priory landscape away from main festivities but still open to many visitors and passers by, including the Mayor of Bromley (seen below with our chairman Jane Oliver)!

A local VIP with the Mayor of Bromley!

Thanks to the efforts of John and Ann Epton who organised this for the club and other members who turned out on the day to help out either with setting up or engaging with the public, OVFM made an impression attracting some interest from the many visitors to the event.

Here are some photos from the day. Click the image for a full size version)

“No wonder I can’t find our gear – this isn’t my car!”


“Does Trevor know Mecca is in the opposite direction?”


“Banner – check! Poster board – check! Dead body – check!”


“Don’t know why I’m electrifying these posters. It’s not like anyone is going to pinch them!”


“I’m not one for talking behind someone’s back but did you know who she was seen out with last week?”


“I know the ‘Mr. Spielberg’ joke is wearing thin John, but did you have to kick him in the nuts?”


“Sorry, when I heard you say ‘Shoot’… “


For more pictures from OVFM’s day at the Big O Festival, visit the new GALLERY with photos courtesy of Hugh Darrington, Ron Williams and Lee Relph!

OVFM at the 2018 BIG O Festival


OVFM will have an information stand at the festival. The purpose will be to promote the awareness of OVFM within the community.

For details see:  http://www.orpington1st.co.uk/events/d/145899/the-big-o-vintage-festival/

On the stand we will have information material, handouts, posters and we will have a ‘large’ camera and a boom mike and will be hopefully conducting interviews with various members of the public. Some real some staged.

Our theme will be to focus on the collection of material and anecdotes to enhance the scope of the various History of Orpington films that we are making.

Various members of OVFM have offered help on the day. The details and the timings have been sent to them via email, so please mark on the form the times, in hourly blocks when you will be able to attend and or prefer to be on the stand and return to John Epton.

We hope that when visiting the Stand you will also be able to do some Newsreel filming for the event in general.

To help publicise the event we have a poster ready for downloading and printing which you will find HERE.

Thanks for reading and we hope to see as many of you as possible on the 7th of July!