Final fair for disused Farsley mill space


A popular home fair returns to a disused mill space at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley for the final time.

The Leeds Vintage Furniture & Home Fair on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April makes use of The Finishing Room, a large, light-filled space and brings together 30 stalls devoted to vintage for the home.

Organiser Caroline Brown, from Rose & Brown Vintage sais:

“Genuine vintage pieces add such individuality to a home, and whether it’s a key piece of furniture or those smaller finishing touches, this fair offers a chance to find them.

“The Leeds Vintage Furniture & Home Fair offers a true variety of vintage eras and styles – whether you love Art Deco or mid-Century, industrial and salvage or rustic and reclaimed, the traders will be bringing a bit of everything. “

The venue is The Finishing Room at Sunny Bank Mills, a large interior space earmarked for demolition shortly after the fair.

Caroline added:

“With its glazed skylight roof and vast open space, and many evocative signs of the building’s past history, it makes an ideal, atmospheric venue for exhibiting vintage furniture and homewares which contain their own stories.

“The first of these events was held in September last year, when we thought it was our only chance to use the space before it was demolished.  The event was so popular with customers and stallholders, that we are thrilled to pay homage to this space one last time, by filling it once more with the best vintage homewares and furniture from across the region.”

Sunny Bank Mills is a family-run mill complex that is being returned to its former glory, as well as being brought into the 21st Century.  It includes a gallery, tea room and textile archive which will all be open during the weekend of the fair, which runs 10.30am – 4pm each day.

Entry to the fair is £2 on the door or in advance from the website.


  1. Apologies if the article’s not clear, Mike. The demolition refers to just a part of the complex, the rest has been, and continues to be, restored for modern day use.


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