Category Archives: Vintage fairs

Toulouse’s amazing flea market


I’ve always wanted to visit a real French flea market, so a holiday in the beautiful late-spring Pyrenees gave us the opportunity for a long drive into Toulouse, to visit the monthly weekend market (first weekend of the month, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) that seems to appear in just about every ‘best of’ list out there. C’est magnifique! A word of warning, though – […]

Details from Victoria Baths, Manchester

Vintage Home Show at Manchester Victoria Baths

We visited the Manchester Vintage Home Show a few weeks ago – full of very interesting post-war vintage dealers. But aside from the show, there was another big reason we wanted to visit: the venue, Manchester’s Victoria Baths.

The Dr Who Annual 1978


It was a close run between this and a wall clock I bought from the lovely Donald and Miss June Vintage, but this Doctor Who 1978 annual is my favourite find from January’s Vintage Village. A few months older than I am, it was published in 1977 by World Distributors (Manchester) Limited (based on Lever Street in Manchester, near where I […]

New Year Vintage Village

A black 706 phone on my stall at Stockport Vintage Village

It was a bit cold, and the whole of Greater Manchester was a little quieter than normal due to some football match or other, but it was still a fantastic January Vintage Village at Stockport Market. We had a great day for sales – so good first thing, in fact, that I hadn’t fully unpacked the stall before I’d sold both a […]

Vintage Village, October


From the better-late-than-never, seriously-where-have-the-days-gone department, I thought I’d write something about the excellent Vintage Village fair I went to a couple of Sundays ago. I’d visited a couple of VVs before, as a customer, and loved the buzz – so booked a stall to sell my restored vintage telephones. We arrived to the exciting bustle of people bringing in boxes […]

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