Midland Railway Workshop to host new vintage market

Midland Railway Workshop to host new vintage market

MARKETS celebrating all things vintage and retro have found a new home in Midland.

The Vintage Collective Markets organiser Michelle Kolk said the Midland Railway Workshops Block 2 was the ideal space for the bimonthly event, given its historical significance.

“The aesthetics of the building perfectly fit with what we’re doing,” she said.

“It’s rare to find a building like this in Perth.”

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The markets ran for three years in the Swan Valley until 2015 and Ms Kolk spent the past 12 months trying to find a replacement venue, before the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority agreed for five markets to be held at the workshops throughout this year.

The first event on January 29 will feature an “eclectic range” of more than 100 stalls, vintage car displays, live music, pin-up workshops and Miss Lady Lace’s pin-up parade, demonstrations, food trucks and children’s activities.

There will also be a show and shine competition, with proceeds to Telethon.

“The public definitely has an affinity for the type of market we do,” Ms Kolk said.

“They get a destination, not just a market where they walk around for a few minutes.”

“People can not only come for a good time but walk around the precinct and appreciate the restoration; the space is stunning.”

The event is on Sunday, January 29 from 11am to 3pm and entry is by a gold coin donation.