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Trencherfield Mill Christmas Gift Market

On Sunday 18th November we hosted our second vintage and retro fair at Haigh Hall and what a day it was.  We would like to thank all the lovely people who came to the event and made it a wonderful day, our next fair at Haigh Hall is Sunday 7th April 2013.

The Hall was decorated with Christmas decorations around open fires, while Chorley brass band welcomed visitors.

Then we had beautiful Bexi Owen singing throughout the day.

On Sunday 2nd December we are organising our last event of the year at Wigan Investment Centre to coincide with the Trencherfield Mill open day.  For this event we have decided to organise a retro Christmas Gift Market, where there will be a variety of stalls selling unique gifts for others and of course yourself.

This event is perfect for the whole family as the Trencherfield Mill will be operating its large steam wheel, with information on what the Mill was used for during the industrial revolution.  Canal boats (weather pending) will be running up and down providing mini trips.  There will also be a mini fun fair outside the Mill.  The fair will then take place on the right hand side (look for Vibrant Vintage outside the room) inside the Wigan Investment Centre which is situated alongside the canal.  We have the following stalls attending:

  • Heart – A Unique Boutique – selling vintage clothes, jewellery, bags, shoes, handmade jewellery and home accessories www.heartunique.co.uk
  • Urban Chocolate -a lovely range of homemade chocolate in a variety of flavours and present sets http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheUrbanChocolateCo
  • Sugarfingers and Pipsqueak – yummy retro sweets, homemade fudges and glitter tattoos and facepaint http://www.facebook.com/LoveLadyInPrint#!/PipsqueakGlitterTattoosandFacepainting
  • Hannah Angela – Hand painted vintage inspired birdy wall hangings., using  a mix of vintage  and new buttons and fabrics. Handmade button and ribbon brooches.
  • Nostalgia Vintage and Retro – vintage clothing from 1940′s – 80′s, hats, shoes, bags, jewellery, tea sets, tea pots and vintage curios

  • Woolybobs – hand knitted items from bags to rugs as well as good quality upcycled furniture
  • Butterquins – pretty handmade and customised clothing, accessories, bows, skirts, cardigans and bags http://www.facebook.com/Butterquins?fref=ts
  • Vintage Duncan – a large selection of collectables, china and furniture
  • G’s Things – handcrafted and customised objects such as mirrors, boxes, clocks and shabby chic
  • Jenny Wren – vintage furniture, clothing, handmade crafts, cards, jewellery, fashions accessories and lovely bric a brac
  • Harmony Craft – handmade home gifts such as aprons, coat hangers, lavender bags, Christmas cards and gifst and baby knits
  • Picture This – hand decorated furniture using decoupage. images used are from the Beano, Dandy, Mandy, Bunty as well as vintage cards, games and images

  • Mary B Vintage – a selection of vintage clothing and accessories www.marybvintage.com
  • Vintage in Petals – a great selection of ladies vintage clothing, handbags, hats, gloves, jewellery  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-In-Petals-VIP/225565494233113?fref=ts
  • Irene Clarke – cards for every occasion
  • Mint Vintage – a selection of hand picked vintage clothing, jewellery, handbags, hats and accessories
  • Morsage – jewellery such as bracelets and necklaces with secret morse code messages on, you will be given a booklet to work out what your piece of jewellery says
  • Petals – candles, silk arrangements, Christmas cards, babbles, wreaths and Christmas table arrangements

  • Bark-ing Mad – over 50 lines for the kitchen, homewear and garden to unique jewellery and personal gifts to suit every taste and budget
  • Suzanne Hitchen – decorated wooden keepsakes, trinket boxes and tea light holders
  • I Bimagery/Silverwolf – wildlife and landscape images mounted and framed http://www.ibimagery.com/
  • Gareth Wiles – very excited to have author Gareth Wiles at our fair, his novels “I am dead” and Icon’s Request” are perfect for a Chrismas read http://www.garethwiles.co.uk/
  • Jennie Cary’s – knitted bags, hats, gloves, soft toys, jumpers, accessories and fabric bags and soft toys, ideal for a gift
  • Jane Hamilton – a great selection of vintage clothing and accessories such as handbags, jewellery, gloves and furs from the 1950’s to 1970’s

  • Kathryn Southall – shabby chic small household furniture, Christmas decoration, handmade jewellery, cut glass, collectables and kitchenalia
  • Cl Sabor de Sol – Spanish tapas as well as Cancrian style dips, ali oli (garlic mayo) mojo picon, ali oli with lemon, gift sets and hampers for sale
  • Helen Makes Things – handmade bunting, cushions, greetings cards, fabric bookmarks, heart hangers and Christmas tree decorations http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/helenmakes?fref=ts
  • Wudstock – a range of handmade wooden items including tree decorations, note pads and pens

    • Homescapes – a promotional stand displaying garden design and construction, get the garden you have always wanted http://www.designergarden.org.uk/
    • Joyce Ormesher – shabby chic small household furniture, Christmas decoration, handmade jewellery, cut glass, collectables and kitchenalia
    • Grannies Homemade Cakes – cake pops, cup cakes, magic reindeer food
    • Magnetic Brooches – range of magnetic brooches that are nickel free, handmade, rhodium plated and very wearable  http://magneticbrooches.com/
    • Vibrant Vintage – finally there will be us selling vintage clothing and accessories from the 1930’s -1980’s we will have a selection of jewellery that will make ideal presents


The retro Christmas Gift Market opens at 10am and finishes at 4pm, with free admission and parking all day.  There will be more craft stalls on the left hand side organised by the cafe, food and drink will be available at the cafe or from individual stalls.