Halifax Steampunk Market
When?Start time: Saturday 11:00am (29 September)
End time: Sunday 5:00pm (30 September)
The Museum houses a collection of industrial machinery and artifacts over four floors. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples in the country and have been placed in settings to give a close representation to the time when they were fully operational in the not too distant past.
Down in the basement, the oil engine ‘Sadie’ provides motive power for part of an extensive collection of locally-manufactured machine tools, including lathes, drills and planers. You can take in the experience of nineteenth century Mytholm Coal Mine, learn about stone extraction and the exploitation of clay in the fireclay industries.
The Power Gallery on the ground floor illustrates the story of power generation, from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity. The availability of power, initially from the numerous well-fed streams throughout Calderdale, was key to the growth of local industry.
The first floor displays products that were made in Calderdale. World-famous names such as Mackintosh’s Toffees and Crossley’s carpets were everyday brands originating in Halifax.
The top floor is still to be renovated and will be opened progressively over the next few years. The objective is to develop and present the story of how worsted cloth is manufactured from sheep’s wool.
The Museum is operated by the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA). a registered charity and dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers.
A great opportunity to witness the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the Calder Valley!
The weekend will be as follows:
Doors open at 11am both days all stalls open and trading up to 5pm.
Outdoor entertainment tbc but hoping to still have a flying display from one of Amy Jo Lawrance's owls from her Flying Squadron on both days https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron.
Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that's right, we do things different at LSM!) commences from 3pm for the tournament to take place at 4pm on the Saturday only.
Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (silver, gold and two bronze) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host).
There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.
A vintage tearoom will be there for the weekend selling lovely homemade cake and cuppas as well as a few hot food vendors (as there's nowhere else close really for normal food).
Don't forget you need to pay admission to the museum itself as you will be able to see all the exhibitions there as well.
Customers will be paying normal admission to the Industrial Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the displays and the layout.
Admission prices are: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.
If you are interested in trading please email firstname.lastname@example.org