QUEEN'S MILL, CASTLEFORD

Our market here in December 2019 was a great success and we plan to come back here again at some point.

INFO FOR VISITORS
Queen's Mill, previously known locally as Allinson's Mill and before that Castleford Mill, is the world's largest stone grinding flour mill, with twenty pairs of stones.   Although not a listed building, the mill is of significance because of its history, heritage and importance in the local community over hundreds of years.

http://www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.uk/

The volunteers do guided tours of the mill and waterwheel and they do demonstrations of flour milling here, milled from locally grown wheat. The flour is on sale in 1.5kg and 500gm bags which can be bought in the Queen‘s Mill Tea Room.

There is continued renovation going on within the building with a viewing area on the top floor affording amazing views across the River Aire and the new footbridge. The current work has already seen the installation of new windows and heating throughout making this probably the cosiest mill building we've ever traded in!

We do not have our own vintage tearoom at this venue as the Queen's Mill Tea Room is there for visitors to enjoy afternoon tea.
http://www.queensmilltearooms.co.uk/

We have been advised by local authority that no counterfeit/illegal/contraband or offensive goods are sold at the Market (offensive goods include knives and guns) and no market traders from the Wakefield district are allowed to stand at the event.  General commodity items must not be sold (which we never have anyway).

ALL TRADERS MUST PROVIDE RISK ASSESSMENTS. This is at the request of the local authority.

For the rest of the trading information, please look at the website here: https://www.leedssteampunkmarket.co.uk/trader-information.php

If you are interested in trading, please email leedssteampunkmarket@gmail.com

HOW TO GET THERE
Queen’s Mill is easily reached by public or private transport.

By Public Transport - Rail Services from:
Barnsley, Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield and York.
Bus Services from Leeds, Wakefield and the local area. 

When you come out of the station take the right hand turn around the edge of Trinity Methodist Church and you will come out at the side of the now closed Poundstretcher. Cross the road to Barclays Bank and then walk down the road at the side of Barclays (Bank Street). When you get to the bottom of this road you will see the mill in front of you - just be careful crossing the road as there isn't a pedestrian crossing here. Their number is 01977 556741 if you get lost!

By Car
From the North leave the A1(M) at Junction 47,
from other directions leave the M62 at Junction 32.

If you have SatNav the postcode is WF10 1JL. 

In terms of car parking the space there isn't huge, so we are asking traders to park in a public car park to allow more room for visitors. There are three car parks very close to us - the all day parking one is for the local Wilkos store - this is only £2.50 for the day.

Also please be aware there are no cash point machines on the site although there are some in the main town centre which is 5 minutes walk or so.

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