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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 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 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.



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-breakers in the first half of the twentieth century when the those brave men travelled faster than any other man on Earth!


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-Thomas in his car Babs. The 150 mph barrier was decisively broken, and Campbell raised the record to 174.22 mph in February 1927. On March 3, 1927 Parry-Thomas attempted to beat Campbell's record. On his final run while travelling at about 170 mph the car crashed and he was killed. It was later that same year that Foresti made his unsuccessful record attempt.


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.

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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 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.



Next Date:  February 21st
























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.




Click here for forthcoming events.

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.