Photo Gallery: The Bric-a-Brac’s Next To The Train Track
Think of the region’s Metro Stations and what comes to mind? Square yellow trains – probably, that ‘doors closing’ lady – definitely, vintage clothes and WWII memorabilia – wait, what?
Every Saturday and Sunday, at 9am sharp, Tynemouth Metro Station plays host to one of the north-east’s best and busiest markets. Entry is free and stalls with everything from fresh local produce to old bric-a-brac completely consume both the east and west concourses so you’re sure to find something to tempt to. There’s even a farmers market once a month, if you’ve ever been to one of these things before you’ll know why that’s exciting. If not, then find out.
You don’t even have to be a hardened bargain hunter to enjoy this, you’ll see plenty of old, leathery tools on sale here but not one of them is David Dickinson. The majority of folk here are just passing through, probably a little taken back at the sheer variety of stalls but still quietly hopeful of unearthing a gem.
It’s not unusual to see live music on the balcony or the bridge between the platforms double as an art gallery either.
Home-made jams, ancient LPs, 80′s Star Wars toys, books, fruits, original artworks, jewellery, musical instruments, more books, clothes, DVDs, board games, video games, yet more books, top trumps, world teas, silverware, candles, collectables, ornaments even those sweets you only ever get at your Gran’s house – there’s almost everything here and the stalls change from week to week. Saturdays tending to be more antique based and Sundays occupied by crafts.
The station itself is a grade two listed building and it’s future has been up in the air for some time now. Many proposed redevelopment plans have come and gone over the years but with English Heritage, Nexus Rail, ONE North East, Tyne and Wear Partnership, Northern Arts, North of England Civic Trust and the Department of Museums, Libraries and Archives all fighting its cause, it shouldn’t be long before a stunning revamp is complete.
Tynemouth Market takes place every Saturday and Sunday at Tynemouth Metro Station between 9am and 4pm. If you’re interested in hiring a stall contact them on (01670) 536 911 or email@example.com
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