Steampunks Rolling Stock Out (Sat)
The Leeds Steampunk Market brings you a very special summer market held at Middleton Railway. This is 1st and 2nd July 2017, trading times 10-5 on both days.
Moor Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 2JQ
The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway running steam and diesel trains from Moor Road to Middleton Park. This will be running a steam train all weekend - timetable shows first departure from Moor Road at 11am and last one at 4pm.
An extensive museum collection is usually on display in the Engine House - most of these are moved out onto the tracks for this event allowing us space for the traders.
There will still be cab rides in the locomotives for a small extra charge but due to urgent work taking place in the sheds it will not be possible to carry out workshop tours.
It is run entirely by volunteers and entry to the market will be by donation - they are suggesting £2 per adult as all proceeds go to the Railway but this will be FREE on production of some sort of the LSM flyer. The £2 admission will be discounted from the train fare if you decide to take a ride.
There are 2,500 flyers out there for this event, plus it was on the reverse of the last one as well. There will be an advertisement in the Leeds Metro newspaper on Thursday 22nd June or just download the above image and print it off.
You can combine unlimited rides on the train with a visit to the park, and this makes a fun day out for all the family.
Admission is now £8 adult, £2.50 child, £15 family (2 adults + up to 3 children) this has increased slightly since last year as their tickets prices have only gone up by 50p in the last ten years!
There is a shop that sells souvenirs, sweets and hot and cold drinks. This is going to be expanded into the seating area having more cakes.
There will be coffee jousting on both days with medals for the 1st and 2nd place and the Coffee Bean (host) made by Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations.
Please note that there is easy disabled access to all of the building including the upstairs conference room and public areas of the railway.
This will be an interactive event, with traders in the Engine House only on the ground floor and having an Escape Room in the 1st floor conference room.
There will also be a fund raising raffle run on both days as well for a charity.
The Flying Squadron with one of their the owls demonstrating their charm and style will also be in attendance.
PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. There is a choice between standard or a deep pitch option at Middleton.
Due to the layout of the building, there are exposed train tracks where the locos will have been moved out. There are only enough slats to cover these gaps for the deep pitches to safely allow public access so with the single pitches, the table covers the front gap and your stock goes over the gap closer to the back wall.
6ft single comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for a seat and plenty of stock behind (or a single 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) The gap behind your table actually measures 7 feet!
If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, you will need a double space of some sort to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venue.
The deep pitches measure 6' wide x 11' deep and your two tables/rails must be placed in an L shape towards the front of your area allowing for a 3' gap between the rear table and the wall. If you need two side by side, then you must book a standard double.
There is only one outward facing L shape which is chargeable as a deep pitch.
Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.
PRICES ARE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN LAST YEAR AS WE ARE NOT PUTTING TRADERS UP IN THE 1ST FLOOR BOARDROOM ON THIS OCCASION.
Pitch prices for Middleton are:
£35 for a single pitch for one day.
£70 for a standard (straight) double pitch for one day.
£65 for a deep pitch for one day.
£70 for a single pitch for both days.
£140 for a standard double pitch for both days.
£130 for a deep pitch for both days.
There is no discount for doubles or trading both days. Please ensure you check the information regarding the difference between deep and double pitches to ensure you have booked and paid for the right one.
Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:
Single for one day £36.50, £72.70 for both, double for one day £72.70, £145.20 for both, deep for one day £67.50, £135.00 for both .
**Interested traders please email firstname.lastname@example.org making sure you clearly state the date you are referring to, don't just comment on the event as Facebook does not notify me of this!**
The Station, Moor Road, Leeds, United Kingdom