SO successful have been the three vintage fashion fairs organised by Sally Woodhead and Sam Tankard at the Queens Hotel in Leeds that they are moving to one of the city’s finest Victorian buildings, the town hall, with their first vintage fashion fair there being held on Sunday, February 4.
"We've simply outgrown the Queens Hotel," said Sally. "There
was only room for 39 stalls and we had a waiting list of 20 people.
Plus there were parking costs. The stall price at Leeds Town Hall
is exactly the same, at £60, plus there's free parking, onsite
catering, good lighting and more porters than there were at the
"We have room for 65 stalls; I'm up to 55 and waiting for
confirmation from the remaining 10. It's a wonderful venue, still
in the centre of the city, five minutes from the train station and
the stunning Victorian architecture of the Victoria Hall is an
amazing backdrop and a fitting atmosphere for both stallholders and
The walls of the Victoria Hall are divided into five bays by
Corinthian columns and the stage is dominated by a mighty organ.
The hall was originally called the Great Hall, but was dedicated to
Queen Victoria when, after a big rush to complete the tower, she
opened Leeds Town Hall in 1858, in front of a crowd of 200,000
Contact Sally Woodhead of Leeds Vintage Fashion Fairs on 07870 560
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