Diary of events
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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.
See Dairy Page for 2016 dates
Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market
continues to be a Collectors’ Paradise.
The next Carmarthen Flea Market takes place on SUNDAY February 21st 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 or
call us on 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches must be pre-
A PIECE OF WELSH MOTOR SPORT HISTORY WAS OFFERED AT THE
CARMARTHEN ANTIQUES & FLEA MARKET
An original press photograph taken moments before a famous car crash on Pendine Sands
in Carmarthenshire was offered for sale at at the December fair. It generated a
huge amount of interest from customers, and the vendor was delighted to be able to
donate this fascinating document to the Museum of Speed in Pendine. The museum celebrates
the amazing feats of the record-
Signor Foresti was an Italian racing motorist who made an attempt to break the world land speed record on the 26th of November 1927 in his car Djelmo.
He was travelling at 150 miles an hour when the car skidded and somersaulted twice. The vehicle was wrecked, but miraculously Foresti emerged from the remains of his car with just a cut over his eye and an injured arm.
The first person to use Pendine Sands for a world land speed record attempt was Malcolm Campbell. On September 25, 1924 he set a world land speed record of 146.16 mph in his Sunbeam 350HP car Blue Bird.
Between 1924 and 1927 two more record attempts were made by Campbell, and two by
Welshman J. G. Parry-
On the 7th of May 2015 award winning actor Idris Elba broke the historic 'Flying Mile' record, originally set by Malcolm Campbell, in a Bentley Continental GT Speed. The star of the BBC One series Luther and The Wire recorded average speeds of 180.361mph each way over the measured mile.
The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market runs between 10.00am and 4.00pm. As well as ceramics and antique furniture expect to find vintage jewellery and clothing, gardening and agricultural tools, toys and military memorabilia as well as modern art. You’ll also find thousands of interesting and unusual decorative items on hundreds of stands indoors and out.
The organisers of the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market are also looking forward to another busy year of events at the town’s Showground in 2016. Eight fantastic Fairs are scheduled to take place with the first event of next year being held on Sunday the 21st of February. See diary page for further dates.
Admission is £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Carmarthen Showground is on the A40, minutes from the town. SA33 5DR
For more information, including details on exhibiting at the Carmarthen Antiques
& Flea Market visit or call 01267 236 569. All indoor pitches
must be pre-
Next Date: February 21st
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.
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.
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-