LOCATION: Inside the Royal Arcade, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BT
2 miles east of Bournemouth town centre
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: BUS > frequent buses from Bournemouth town centre to Boscombe; TRAIN > Bournemouth or Pokesdown for Boscombe
PARKING: Street parking in Boscombe, Sovereign Centre pay car park, Palmerston Road pay car park
TOILETS/BABY CHANGING: Sovereign Centre (adjacent to the Royal Arcade)
The Vintage at Goodwood Festival in 2010 proved that the concept of vintage is truly cool and has come of age and that the joy of enjoying classic, timeless design, prolonging the life of clothing, and being thrifty is spreading far and wide. It's a credit to Boscombe's increasing 'cool' that the town now hosts a Vintage Market.
A vibrant vintage market by the sea, every first Saturday of the month
The first Boscombe Vintage Market was in October 2010. It was such an instant hit that it now takes place every first Saturday of the month, entry is free.
Boscombe already has an established mix of creative businesses trading in antiques, art, collectables and vintage clothing.
The success of Boscombe Vintage Market is not only helping to provide opportunities for small businesses, local artists, skilled crafts people and enterprising students, it also increases footfall in the area; and is raising the profile of Boscombe as a creative arts and cultural hub!
The Boscombe Vintage Market panel
BOSCOMBE PROJECT OFFICER, Economic Regeneration
Note: Maternity leave cover from June 2012 - Sally is away
Boscombe Regeneration Partnership
STALLHOLDERS CO-ORDINATOR (volunteer)