Strictly speaking Middlesbrough is in North Yorkshire but it never was genteel. It has no green hills punctuated by picturesque farms and ruined abbeys. It's in gritty Teesside and was once a clanging, puddling, flaming, smoking Ironopolis. Now it awaits its re-birth.
This is where we parked for today's antiques fair! It's a brave new world where spectacular old technology blends well with new art and stark wastelands, willing regeneration to hurry up and happen.
The Tees Transporter Bridge, opened in 1911.
The venue is Middlesbrough College and the fair is an exciting new Colin Caygill Event
It is held in a long corridor, recreating the atmosphere of a street market.
The stands fill up...
...here's Julie from The Cloth Shed blog.
And here's news of more vintage fun in the North East.
This event is held at nearby Saltburn by the Sea - pictures can be found here. So please come up sometime - I promise we don't bite (except when we're hungry).
(Saltburn also has fantastic Yarn Bombers!)