meadowbank stadium: a treasure of antiques

My boyfriend Andrew, my friend Bethany, and I were on London Road on our way to Sainsbury’s when we stumbled upon a sign that said Antiques Fair at Meadowbank Stadium. None of us had ever been to the Stadium, so we decided to check it out. In one of the ground-floor rooms beneath the actual stadium, we found an antique junkie’s paradise: table after table of stained glass, old postcards, funky jewelry, and items you would find stored in you  grandma’s attic. Fortunately, I was able to suppress my urge to buy everything and only purchased about a bag full of goodies for less than £5. I’ll definitely be at the next one.

Here are the details for the next Meadowbank Stadium Antique and Collectors Fair:

Meadowbank Stadium, London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Open: 10am – 4.30pm on Sunday, April 5
Admission: £1 (accompanied children free)

To find antiques in other parts of the UK, check out the Antiques-Atlas.


Above are some of the goodies Andrew and I got at the Antiques Fair, all for less than £10.


I got this cool watch for about 50p. It needs a battery, but I’ll probably just wear it as a bracelet.


This postcard was £2. A bit pricey, but the seller said it was postmarked 1902. Not sure if this is actually true, but I’d like to think so.


This is the message that was written on the back.


One of my many nicknames is Panda, so I couldn’t resist buying this double set of cards for a £1.


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2 Responses to “meadowbank stadium: a treasure of antiques”

  1. Hana Says:

    Melissa, I have a suggestion for a future entry and/or podcast: how to file taxes from abroad! Or I guess how to file taxes when you’ve made money in a different country. I can’t figure it out. My workplace never gave me W-2 forms or really made me fill out documentation, as far as I can remember. I’m quite concerned. I really don’t want to contact them again, but I might have to.

    I sent Amy a message on CS and she said that she actually hasn’t filed taxes since she started working in Korea. She figures she’ll just take care of it if/when she moves back to the states. I’ve already returned to the states, though, so…that’s not an option. She said that I probably have to contact my workplace.

  2. melissa andrada Says:

    hey there, thanks for blog tip! I’ll definitely try write up on that. I’ll let you know when it’s posted. Thanks!

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