As well as offering a 15% discount in the shop over the whole weekend, there’ll be platform stalls with local craftspeople selling a range of items, from upcycled furniture, gifts, ceramics, jewellery and homeware.
Lost & Found is The Station’s very own charity shop, stocking a mix of pre-loved donated items and new, but vintage and retro inspired items. Every penny the shop makes benefits the station charity.
“Our best seller has been a lovely little bird tree-decoration in jewelled colours,” says The Station’s apprentice, Sophie Watson. “It’s been great stocking the shop with pretty baubles, wrappings and ribbons, cosy rugs and even old fashioned telephones with dials, Eagle annuals, wash-bags and quirky gift ideas – like our ‘man cave’ sign.”
As part of the vintage fair, Lost & Found volunteers will be running a stall where people can make their own traditional decorations, and there’s a good old-fashioned lucky dip as well.
Darlington based ‘Gramophone DJs’, who helped the shop’s official opening go with a swing back in March, will be in residence again throughout the weekend, playing festive tunes on their original machines. There will also be afternoon screenings of the festive classic, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at The Station Cinema.
The winning ticket for the grand draw will also be drawn on the Sunday afternoon. The businesses at The Station have all contributed to create one superb prize (worth more than £160), just 100 tickets are available at £5 each, meaning there really is the chance to ‘have it all’ this Christmas at The Station.
Photo: Sophie Watson (left) and volunteer Judy Brown prepare for the vintage fair’s lucky dip in Lost & Found.