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Frau Blucker

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« on: June 08, 2018, 04:21:12 pm »
Leeds Steampunk Market brings you another summer market held at the always popular Middleton Railway. This is 30th June and 1st July 2018, trading times 10-5 on both days.

Moor Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 2JQ

The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway running steam and diesel trains from Moor Road to Middleton Park. This will most likely be running a steam train all weekend - timetable shows first departure from Moor Road at 11am and last one at 4pm.
An extensive museum collection is usually on display in the Engine House - most of these are moved out onto the tracks for this event allowing us space for the traders.

It is run entirely by volunteers and entry to the market will be £2 per adult - all proceeds go to the Railway.

We are hoping that there will be cab rides in the locomotives for a small extra charge and workshop tours but this will be dependent on available crew (which are volunteers) on the day.

You can combine unlimited rides on the train with a visit to the park, and this makes a fun day out for all the family.
Admission is now £6 adult, £3 child, £18 family (2 adults + up to 3 children).
(children aged under 3 years travel free, children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive need child tickets
those over 15 years need adult tickets, up to 2 adults and 3 children can use a family ticket, pets can travel free)

There is a shop that sells souvenirs, sweets and hot and cold drinks. This is going to be expanded into the seating area having a lot more cakes thus becoming a tearoom. There will also be a hot food trader outside and also a French trader selling French liqueur coffees and sparkling French wine.

This will be an interactive event, with traders in the Engine House only on the ground floor and having tabletop wargaming in the 1st floor conference room.

There will be coffee jousting on the Sunday only on this occasion at 4pm, recruiting from 3pm with medals for gold, silver, two bronze and the Coffee Bean (host) made by Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations. Free to take part!

There will also be a fund raising tombola run on both days as well which all the traders will have donated items to.

The Flying Squadron with one of their the owls demonstrating their charm and style will be in attendance there again on both days

Please note that there is easy disabled access to all of the building including the upstairs conference room and public areas of the railway.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail.

Due to the layout of the building, there are exposed train tracks where the locos will have been moved out. There are only enough slats to cover these gaps for the deep (double) pitches to safely allow public access so with the single pitches, the table covers the front gap and your stock goes over the gap closer to the back wall.

6ft single comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for a seat and stock behind (or a single 6ft rail of your own if you prefer to a table.)

If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, you will need a double space of some sort to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venue.

The deep pitches measure 6' wide x 11' deep and your two tables/rails must be placed in an L shape towards the front of your area allowing for a 3' gap between the rear table and the wall. If it is essential to have two side by side, then you must request a straight double.

Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

Pitch prices for Middleton are:
£35 for a single pitch for one day.
£70 for a deep or straight double pitch for one day..
£70 for a single pitch for both days.
£140 for a deep or straight double pitch for both days.

There is no discount for doubles or trading both days.
Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:
Single for one day £36.50, £72.70 for both, double for one day £72.70, £145.20 for both, deep for one day £67.50, £135.00 for both .
Don't forget the loyalty scheme will have been in place from Autumn 2017's event so if you have traded at that plus another two events (choose from December 2017, March and May 2018) - this will gain you a discount for this event.

If you don't qualify for the Loyalty discount there is an Early Bird payment offer on this event to encourage you to pay for your pitch promptly - this will be available once the preceding event has finished (May 2018).

There will be 2,500 flyers out there for this event in addition to it being on the reverse of the previous one. There will also be an advertisement in the local press on the week before.

**Interested traders please email making sure you clearly state the date you are referring to**

The Middleton Railway is situated about 2 miles south of Leeds City Centre alongside the M621 Motorway at Junction 5.

The postcode is LS10 2JQ and the map reference of Moor Road Station is SE 3051 3100 or 53.77479N 1.53835W

By Car:-


Approaching Leeds from the south on the M1.

At Junction 43 follow the signs for the M621 (City) and leave at Junction 5.

Approaching from the north on the A1, join the M1 link,

Leave at Junction 44 and follow the A639 towards Leeds. After about 1 mile join the M621 at Junction 7. After a further mile, leave at Junction 5.

JUNCTION 5, at top of slip road turn right, caution dual carriageway, 100 yards roundabout, leave at third exit, the Railway is on your right.

From the west using the M621 towards Wakefield.

Leave at Junction 6. DO NOT use junctions 4 & 5 in this direction. At the bottom of J6 slip road, turn left, take the next left (Moor Road) at the mini roundabout go right, the Railway is 300 yards on your left, just after crossing the rail tracks in the road.



By public transport:-

Numerous bus services run along Dewsbury Road from various parts of the city including First Bus and Arriva, from the Corn Exchange, Bus station and Train Station. Alight at Tunstall Road. The walk from here takes 5 - 10 minutes.

For more information about bus and mainline rail travel, visit West Yorkshire Metro where you can view timetables and plan your journey with the help of their Journey Planner. Just enter Middleton Railway as your destination. The information on here is correct at the time of going to press but do please check in case route numbers and times change.

MetroLine travel information: 0113 245 7676

(7am-10pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)

Alternatively, taxis from Leeds Centre cost around £5. These need to be phoned and booked and will pick you up from the rear of the station. Leave through the main ticket barriers, in the concourse go left past the ticket office and machines, past Sainsbury's and the fast food outlets - just before the Wetherspoons there are a set of doors on your left. This is the collection point. Or you could walk round the side of the station (from the front or rear doors) and stand outside the Queen's Hotel and ask them to pick you up from there.

Taxi numbers: Amber 0113 231 1366

Ace Cars 0113 230 4499

Beeston Line 0113 270 4321 & 277 0738

Geegee cars 0113 277 9889

Blueline Taxis 0113 244 5566

Wheels Taxis 0113 249 9999

If you choose to get a black & white taxi from the rank at the front of the train station, be warned, these are the council run ones and will cost you more. £1 - £2 extra!

.. steampunk for the masses not the classes.. ;)