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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Market to be held at Carlisle Railway Station

Traders will be able to set out their stall at Carlisle railway station this weekend as the platform is turned into a market place.

Carlisle rail station photo
Stalls will be set up at Carlisle Railway Station

A selection of vintage stalls will be in the station from Friday to Monday offering everything from jewellery, porcelain, clothing, local artwork and antiques.

Around 14 stands a day will be on the platform with stalls also offering Indian pickles, jams and charity goods.

Virgin Trains, which manages the station, has teamed up with Carlisle vintage shop Warwick Tower, where many of the stalls are normally located, in order to boost the local economy and give people a new shopping experience.

Mark Green, station and onboard manager at Carlisle Station, said: “We’ve got a fantastic station at Carlisle and we really want to make the most of it.

“The Victorian architecture of the building is the perfect backdrop for shoppers to pick up some bargains from some of the city’s best independent retailers.

“We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to develop this partnership with Warwick Tower as part of our ongoing commitment to forge stronger links with local businesses.”

Stuart Bruce-Gormley from Warwick Tower in Warwick Road, said: “We knew this had the potential to create a unique event for the small businesses of north Cumbria.

“They came across to Warwick Tower and I could tell by their enthusiasm that they loved what we had done, both by setting up a place where independent traders could get a city centre location at a reasonable cost to trade from, seven days a week, and also by our legacy of running our ‘Very Vintage Affairs’ across Cumbria and having a good contact list.”

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