PITCH LAYOUTS

PITCHES: At most of our locations the traders are mixed in with the exhibitions throughout the building.

Owing to the varied nature and layout of the event venues (owing to their listed status), you must advise of any mobility or health issues (well in advance) which may impact upon where your pitch is located.

If you have any special requirements (ie needing power), this information should be detailed on your booking form / email so that we can try to accommodate them. Requests for specific pitch layouts and positions within the venue will be taken into consideration and every effort will be made to honour requests. However, these requests will be balanced with the need for supply of power and to minimise the proximity of similar stalls to each other. 

We reserve the right to move stands and relocate space previously allocated to traders (although we do our best not to and haven't yet!)

A single pitch will hold ONE 6ft table (size of table is usually 2 foot deep) with space behind for a chair or two. You can have either a 6ft rail in the space or a 4ft rail with a mannequin or just stick to having one 6ft trestle table – this is all it will hold and no more! Dependent on the location, the table/rail might be flush to the wall so the trader's chair might not be behind the table but to the side of it. We will try our best to meet specific requirements but this may not always be possible. 

If you want to fit in 2 x 6ft rails/tables, (in an L shape, sat one behind the other referred to as a backing table or side by side) this will need a double pitch. 

If you trade with three 6ft items, this would effectively be a triple, done with either an L shape followed by a single or three singles in one line or in a deep U shape.

Anything any larger, please get in touch to explain your set up more fully. 

Some venues allow us the use of the outdoor areas as well so if you want to trade from your own gazebo we can come to a special arrangement with pricing. Can't guarantee the weather nor where you will be located so bring along a A-board to put near the doors to send people your way.

Please be aware that any outdoor set ups need to be packed up at the end of each day as there is no facility to remain on the grounds overnight - all venues are locked and secured and their insurance will will not allow traders to sleep inside in a campervan nor to take responsibility for anything left out. 

All indoor pitches can be left set up if trading both days - you do not need to pack down. These are left at your own risk although all buildings are fully secured.

If trading Saturday or both days you can also drop off your stuff on the Friday when we are there setting up the tables. This is usually for just a couple of hours 3-5 or 4-6pm. These times are advised when load in is emailed out on the week before the event.

There is only a limited amount of double pitches available on each day. We would prefer to have 30-50% of the traders doing just one day to give the customers plenty of reason to attend on both days. Specify on your response if you can do either day but have a preference or if you can only do both days.

Do be aware that the availability of single and double pitches on a Saturday often are filled first although footfall is often higher on the Sunday.

PITCH SIZES AT MIDDLETON RAILWAY

All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. 

Due to the layout of the building, there are exposed train tracks where the locos will have been moved out. There are only enough slats to cover these gaps for the deep pitches to safely allow public access so with the single pitches, the table covers the front gap and your stock goes over the gap closer to the back wall.

6ft single comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for a seat and plenty of stock behind (or a single 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) The gap behind your table actually measures 7 feet but this can NOT be expanded into as selling space - please do not book a single thinking you can have a rail sat behind your table and chair! 

This single pitch may be adjusted if the locos cannot be moved out after all to a single table along the side of the walkway with a chair to the side.

If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, you will need a deep pitch to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venue. 

The deep pitches measure 6' wide x 11' deep and your two tables/rails must be placed in an inward facing L shape towards the front of your area allowing you to have a 3' gap between the rear table and the wall. 

There are only two outward facing L shapes (going on corners) which are chargeable as a deep pitch.

If I end up with more singles than doubles, then some pitches will have a little less storage space behind as they will be arranged as "loose" versions of the deep pitches. If I have more doubles than singles then some would be arranged as a straight double. I cannot guarantee any locations as the floor plan will be dependent on the floor plan and ensuring that I don't have two similar traders too close to each other (such as jewellers or hats). 

In all instances, do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT PUTTING TRADERS UP IN THE 1ST FLOOR BOARDROOM - THIS IS BEING USED FOR RAILWAY STUFF SUCH AS SMALL DISPLAYS.

PITCH PRICES:

Standard pitch prices for the rest of our events currently are:

£35 for a single pitch for one day.

£70 for a double pitch for one day.

£70 for a single pitch for both days.

£140 for a double pitch for both days.

You can secure for now with a deposit of £20 and pay in instalments if it helps.

There is no discount for doubles or trading both days.

Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:

Single for one day £36.60, £72.80 for both, double for one day £72.80, £145.20 for both, £21 for the instalment option.

See the Thankyou for trading tab for the discounted prices on offer. One is to encourage prompt payment, the other a loyalty scheme to reward returning traders.


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