York’s Newest Flea Market

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September 30th, 2013
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A new car-boot experience for York’s passionate shoppers is just around the corner, and will be found  a short distance outside York’s city walls.

The York Flea Market is a new business venture by Rosy and Donald Wilkie who have collaborated since 2003 in independent businesses having sold at Antique Fairs, Vintage Fairs and weekly car boots. Since 2009, they participate actively in the car-boot industry and turned what has formerly only been a hobby into their job.

Both have already launched the successful Loch Lomond Flea Market in West Scotland, an outdoor car boot market that was complemented with an indoor flea market and an arts & crafts fayre at a later time. The team also runs York Property Clearance Service. Whereas Rosy describes herself as the “creative mind” of the team, Donald realises the projects.

Rosy and Donald moved to York in 2005 and praise its diverse population, involving families, students and tourists for it being the ideal basis to run a flourishing flea market. Located in the halls of Scarcroft School, close to Bishopthorpe Road, the indoor selling event will be open for private and professional sellers. The event shall differ from other markets as the proprietors want this weekly selling event to be of good quality and affordable for both, buyers and sellers. Having a “local selling forum” in mind, the market will feature an eclectic mix of stalls, offering car-boot type items, hand made, antique, vintage, upcycling and crafts.

There will even be a pop-up coffee shop for visitors, with a local bakery selling snacks and pastries.

The York Flea Market will launch on November, 9th and will run until March 2014. As an indoor market, it will be held on a weekly basis every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. The hope is to extend the event to an all-year-round market, if the first months in York prove successful.

The event will be free of charge. On street parking and public car parks will be provided with a number of limited spaces close to the hall. All stalls must be pre-booked and enquiries should be made to Rosy on 07799 635832 or yorkfleamarket@gmail.com

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