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Marshall’s Yard Steps Back in Time

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Marshall’s Yard Steps Back in Time

25 July 2022

Marshall’s Yard will be winding back the clock on Saturday 30th July with some special sessions of swing and social dancing at the centre’s fountain area.

Back by popular demand, The Blitz Dancers will once again be reliving the sights and sounds of the swing era providing a dazzling display of vintage dancing to 1930s and 1940s music.

The entertainment coincides with a very special birthday that will also be celebrated on the Yard that weekend.

On Friday 29th Marshall’s Yard’s M&S store celebrates the birthday of Percy Pig who will be coming along to party with our wonderful shoppers.

Percy Pig was born in 1992 and started out as a simple but delicious piggy-shaped sweet. Today, Percy Pig is an M&S icon who has grown into a highflier brand in his own right. 

From getting millions of views on TikTok, to being a familiar feature on TV Screens at Christmas, this celebrity is now hitting the town of Gainsborough and he’s ready to get up to some trouble!

Pop along on Friday and meet Percy in person at the fountain area between 10:30-12:30 and 13:00-14:00 where 50 lucky shoppers will also have chance to sit back and relax with a Percy pig themed ice lolly. 

The M&S store will also have a great selection of Percy themed products on offer, including a bake your own Percy Pig Cake ensuring the birthday celebrations can continue at home. 

Charlotte Toplass, Marshall's Yard's Events and Marketing Executive, said: “We are looking forward to a fabulous two days of fun on the Yard this week.

“This year has marked Marshall Yard’s 15th birthday, and with M&S being a tenant since the centre first opened, it will be an honour to host the famous Percy on his 30th Birthday. 

“As well as celebrating this special birthday, we are inviting people to dust off their dancing shoes and come along to join in with non-stop dancing from 11am until 3pm. You may also get the chance to see Percy Pig wiggle and shake.”

The dancing will take place on the fountain area within Marshall’s Yard where Italian restaurant, Prezzo, have recently invested in their outdoor seating area. This area has been extended to accommodate more diners who are enjoying their summer menu al fresco with new attractive café style barriers, additional planting and seating.


For any media enquiries, please contact Charlotte Toplass on 01427 810706 or e-mail

Pic Caption – The Blitz Dancers


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644