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The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market draws enthusiasts and collectors to the United Counties Showground from all over the UK. Arrive early, bag a bargain and pick up interesting additions to house and home, choose from an truly eclectic mix of collectable and household items.
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Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market
continues to be a Collectors’ Paradise.
The next Carmarthen Flea Market takes place on SUNDAY October 30th between 10.00am and 4.00pm at United Counties Showground, admission for adults is £4.00. For more information, including details on exhibiting email us at email@example.com or call us on 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-
AUTUMN FINDS AT THE CARMARTHEN ANTIQUES & FLEA MARKET
The autumn Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market takes place on Sunday 30th October and with Halloween in mind we’ve picked out some of the most peculiar buys coming up for sale at this collectors paradise!
With around 200 stands inside and out, it’s always possible to find more unusual items hidden amongst quality antique furniture, ceramics, art and vintage jewellery but how would you like to take home a powder horn?
Powder or ‘shot’ horns were made as containers for gunpowder. Typically they would have had a stopper at each end and some later examples were spring loaded to close automatically for safety. This example is made from the horn of a Welsh black cow, it’s carved with the initials JD and dated 1843. It’s a nice decorative piece that will also attract the attention of anyone interested in military items. It would also make a great accessory for any Halloween costume!
Carmarthenshire artist John Petts is perhaps best known for his stained glass, in particular that in the Royal Ivy Bush Hotel in Carmarthen, he was however also a great print maker. It’s a sample print by Petts produced for a book printed by the highly regarded ‘Golden Cockerel Press’ that’s expected to turn a few heads at the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market. The illustration for ‘Against Women’ is quite striking. Ladies will be pleased to hear Petts also illustrated a sister volume to the satire ‘In defence of Woman’.
A silver regimental commemorative medallion made to mark the disbandment of the Carmarthenshire Cavalry Yeomanry in 1827 is a very rare piece. The troop were raised in 1794 because of the threat of a French invasion. You can learn more of their history and see a number of uniforms including an Officer’s Coat and a Trumpeters Headdressat Carmarthen Museum.
For kids young and old there’s a fantastic little clockwork railway engine. A smart red tin train which although not tremendously valuable would make a lovely gift or be a great way to spend your pocket money.
If you’ve never visited the Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Market you’re in for a treat,it’s the largest event of its kind in Wales. As well as plenty of agricultural items you’ll find many rare and unusual decorative pieces,it’s also the place to shop for antique and vintage furniture, military items, toys and ceramics as well as vintage jewellery and clothes.
Because of ‘popular demand’ a new date has been added to this years calendar of events too. As well as Sunday October the 30th there will be a Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market on Sunday November the 27th, perfectly timed for some Christmas shopping.
The Fairis open between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Sunday October the 30th. Admission is £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Opening times are the same for Sunday November the 27th. Carmarthen Showground is on the A40, minutes from the town.
The remaining diary of Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market events for 2016 is as follows:
Sunday 30th of October, Sunday 27th of November* NEW DATE and Tuesday 27th of December
All indoor stands at the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea must be pre-
Outside stands at the Flea can be had by turning up on the day
and paying at the gate (£42.00 inc VAT).
Gates open at 7.30 am for sellers.
Further details may be had from Towy Events 01267 236569 or for details for exhibiting, please complete the form on the "Contact Towy Events" page of this website.
The Showground Postcode is SA33 5DR, but take care, your sat nav will take you to the farm across the main road, so look out for signs to the Showground when you get to within a mile of us.
It is business as usual for the
Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Markets
A parcel of land has been sold (as reported in recent local newspapers) but this will have no effect on the area used for shows and exhibitions. Other parts of the showground are also on the market and may sell in due course, but the long-
The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market runs between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Admission is £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Carmarthen Showground is on the A40, minutes from the town.
For more information, including details on exhibiting at the Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Market visit www.towyevents.co.uk or call 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-
CARMARTHEN ANTIQUES AND FLEA MARKET