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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

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The next Carmarthen Flea Market takes place on SUNDAY July 31st 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.












































































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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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.

 



Agricultural antiques have always been popular, especially in rural West Wales, home of the Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market.

For sale at the next event which takes place on Sunday June the 19th at the town’s Showground will be a particularly fine collection of old farming equipment including a very large wooden rake dating from around 1890.

This beautifully made piece is from a time when making hay needed just a few tools: a scythe, a wooden rake and a pitchfork. Farmers cut the hay and raked it into piles before pitching it onto a wagon. On a good day, one man could make two acres of hay.

Early in the 19th century, horse-drawn sickle bar mowing machines came to the hayfield. Even though the scythe had been put away, farmers still had to rake the hay into piles and fork it onto wagons. Inspired by horse-drawn mowing machines, it wasn’t long though before horse-drawn rakes made their appearance.

The once commonly found hay rake is now therefore quite rare and highly sought after, particularly large examples such as this.

Other great examples of social history to be sold at the Market are two tradesman’s billheads also dating from the 19th century.

The first comes from John Gifford Jnr. “Fishmonger, Poulterer and Licensed Dealer in Game” of Tudor Square in Tenby and is dated the 9th of November 1895. The second is slightly earlier, dating from 1893 and comes from John Evans “Saddle and Harness Manufacturer, Boot and Shoe Warehouseman” also of Tudor Square Tenby. Both are wonderful decorative items and will be sold for less than £10 each.

The Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market is also the ideal place to purchase a range of furniture. Amongst the star pieces will be a pair of Victorian chests of draws. They are made from oak taken from the Llewellyn family estate at Baglan and were made for the Llewellyn Almshouses in Neath. The Almshouses on Leonard Street at the corner of Gnoll Park Road were designed by George E. Halliday of Llandaff and were erected in 1897 in memory of Griffith Llewellyn and his widow. These striking buildings were built for single or widowed ladies of the church and are grade II historic listed.  

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-booked whilst outdoor pitches will be available on the day with set-up at 7.30am. Meanwhile keep up to date with all our news and events by following us on Twitter @TowyEvents.



MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES AT

CARMARTHEN ANTIQUES AND FLEA MARKET