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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 May 22nd 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 info@towyevents.co.uk  or call us on 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-booked whilst outdoor pitches will be available on the day with set-up from 7.30am. Meanwhile keep up to date with all our news and events by following us on Twitter @TowyEvents.




WALES’ FAVOURITE ANTIQUES & FLEA MARKET WILL PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP

Not only is the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market Wales’ favourite but it’s also the biggest event of its kind in the country.

Loved by antique dealers and vintage collectors alike, the fair held most months on the town’s showground attracts visitors from as far away as Bath and Bristol.

Speaking ahead of the next event which takes place on Sunday the 10th of April fair organisers Robert and Carol Pugh are thrilled to be attracting new exhibitors and visitors to every fair, Robert says their success is largely down to the scale of the event: “It’s quite possible to spend hours sifting through books, militaria and ceramics before turning a corner to see some really good examples of Welsh country furniture.”

Carol Pugh echoes her husband’s sentiments: “There are lots of smaller events but Robert and I feel that the event we put on in Carmarthen really does offer something for everyone. If you’re looking for beautiful vintage clothing or jewellery or decorative items you’ll find a great selection. At the same time the fair’s also ‘the’ place to head if you’re looking for furniture to up-cycle or an original piece of Welsh art.”

During the last fair a newspaper from the day after The Titanic sank was snapped up for a few pounds from one of the dealers on the outside stands. Looking ahead to the more unusual items which will be available for sale on the 10th of April there are many pieces with a great story behind them.


An unusual seaside souvenir from Edwardian times tells the tale of a time when Swansea thought of itself as Wales’ equivalent to Brighton. The bathing beauty carrying Swansea’s crest personifies how the town tried to portray a different side to its heavy industry and huge docks.  See below left.

















Carmarthenshire artist John Petts is perhaps best known for his stained glass, in particular that in the Royal Ivy BushHotel 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 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’.  See above right.


The pictured decorative mid-19th century lead tobacco box is unusual in a number of ways, foremost is the fact that it is in such good condition considering it is made from such a soft, malleable substance. It also depicts such a great subject, the folk heroes Tam O’Shanter and Souter Johnny the drunken stars of Robert Burns’ poem where Tam tells of his encounter with witches and warlocks. The box also still has its weight (to weigh down the tobacco and keep it in a mass.) It’s inscribed “A gift from WR Gresham to W Jordan 1853.” To have such an item dated is very rare indeed.



The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market runs between 10.00am and 4.00pm. You’ll find hundreds of stands indoors and out. Admission is £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Carmarthen Showground is on the A40, minutes from the town.

The full diary of the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market for the rest of 2016 is as follows:

Sunday 22nd of May, Sunday 19th of June, Sunday of 31st July, Sunday of 11th September, Sunday 30th of October and Tuesday 27th of December.

For more information, including details on exhibiting at the Carmarthen Antiques & Flea Market call 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-booked whilst outdoor pitches will be available on the day with set-up at 7.30am.
























All indoor stands at the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea must be pre-booked.  

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.




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Visitors please note that admission for adults will be £4.00 to all events in 2015.

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.                                            

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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-term plan is to keep the facilities used by us, and many other events, intact as an indoor and outdoor exhibition site.