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Kelham Island Museum cancels Christmas market

MEDIA STATEMENT
02 December 2010

Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust has reluctantly made the decision to cancel their annual Victorian Christmas Market, which was due to take place this weekend (Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December) at Kelham Island Museum.

John Hamshere Chief Executive of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust said,
"It is with huge regret that we are cancelling the Christmas market.
"Due to the weather conditions in Sheffield and advice from the authorities not to travel unless necessary, the decision was made to cancel the event.
"This was a tough decision and it was made in the interest of public safety. It is a sad blow for Kelham Island Museum"

The event this year was set to be the 19th annual Victorian Christmas Market, the biggest event in the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust calendar. Last year it attracted over 12,000 visitors and the cancellation will have a significant impact for the Museum which is a charitable trust.

Stall holders are being contacted and anyone who would like further information are advised to visit the website www.simt.co.uk email ask@simt.co.uk or call 0114 272 2106.


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