Crowds pack out Ramsgate Tunnels’ first vintage fair

Photo David Stillman

More than 1,000 people visited Ramsgate Tunnels yesterday (March 25) for the site’s first vintage and collectors fair.

The event featured 25 stalls in the Victorian railway tunnel with items on offer including memorabilia, Victorian pine goods and crafts.

Food and drink was available from the new Tunnel Teas Café and visitors could also take tours.

Photo Adam Dark

Tunnels volunteer Max Streatfield said: “The fair was a great success for all. The stall holders were asking for another date, the new cafe had a wonderful day, and the Tunnel Tours were very busy.

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“People were coming in that never knew the Tunnels were there, which was the whole idea of trying a new event that would attract new custom. Tours were sold out and others are booking online for future dates.

Photo David Stillman

“The traffic flow was consistent all day, and one stall holder had a customer take almost the whole stock mid-afternoon.”

Photo Adam Dark

The Ramsgate Tunnels team are planning more events at the site including a swing band afternoon with The Beverley Big Band on Sunday, May 10 from 2pm-4.30pm.

Tickets are £10 adults and £5 under-16s. Book at

Read here: Ramsgate Tunnels has big plans – starting with the new Home Front Museum and Tunnel Teas Cafe