On Sunday, December 13, the Sheffield Antiques Quarter Christmas Market will be featuring a Vintage Toy Revival from the extensive collection of local antique dealer Norman Salt.
Norman and wife Annette set up and ran the Derbyshire Toy Museum in Matlock Bath from the early 1980s, born from their mutual passion for collecting and preserving toys and a desire to share their enthusiasm with the masses.
Norman has decided to show off a special selection of their originally vast collection, including Victorian dolls and prams, ancient teddies, rare tin cars and novelty toys with examples dating from the 1880s.
The exhibition accompanies a cosy Vintage-style Santa’s grotto tucked into a corner of the Abbeydale Picture House.
The Picture House, itself an iconic 1920s cinema building, is a great venue for this lovely market.
The building is Sheffield’s best example of what is left of the original 54 pre-war cinema buildings that once entertained the masses across the city.
Life is being breathed back into the Picture House as the focal point of the Antiques Quarter with plans for cinema revival showings and music as well as more community events.
The exhibition is specially dedicated to Norman’s wife, Annette, who passed away in December last year. All proceeds will be donated to Ashgate Hospice.
The Christmas Vintage Market will run from 11am to 4pm at Abbeydale Picture House.
There will be 70 stalls selling Vintage Retro, antiques, arts, local crafts and artisan produce. Entry to the market is £2.50, kids go free, dogs welcome. A visit to Santa’s Grotto is £3 where children will receive a lollipop, Christmas cracker, small gift, a letter from Santa and entry to the exhibition.
Toy Exhibition Entry is £1.50. All proceeds to Ashgate Hospice.