Sheffield market offers gifts with a difference

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows stall holder Rachel Evans, of Heeley, and shopper Beverley Ward, of Netherthorpe.
An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows stall holder Rachel Evans, of Heeley, and shopper Beverley Ward, of Netherthorpe.
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Locally made, green and upcycled gifts were top of shoppers’ lists at Sheffield Antiques Quarter’s Christmas vintage market.

The popular event, held inside and out Abbeydale Picture House on Abbeydale Road, attracted more than 3,000 visitors, all keen to bag unusual festive gifts.

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows stall holder Jane Ponds, of Woodseats.

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows stall holder Jane Ponds, of Woodseats.

Traders on the 70 plus stalls sold items ranging from vintage and retro goods to arts, crafts and antiques and a variety of fashions.

Shoppers also enjoyed seasonal refreshments from a pop-up bar and cafe, plus live music from local artists.

Event organiser Hendrika Stephens, said: “The footfall both within the vintage market and at Antiques Quarter businesses was brilliant.

“The Nether Edge Christmas Market was also on which meant shoppers could enjoy both.

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows stall holders Lindsey Baker and David Cullen.

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows stall holders Lindsey Baker and David Cullen.

“This year we used the whole of the auditorium which is a stunning area and has such a great vibe.

“Visitors were able to pick up individual gifts, different to what’s on the high street. For the past two years I’ve bought all my Christmas gifts from the Antiques Quarter.”

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows Elaine McDermott, on her Glass Remaker stall.

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows Elaine McDermott, on her Glass Remaker stall.

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows some of the outdoor stalls.

An antiques quarter vintage market was held at the Abbeydale Picture House and the adjoing car park on Sunday (7 Decmeber 2014). Our picture shows some of the outdoor stalls.