Latest News Articles by Joan Porter


Glemham Hall brocante back but for how long?

27 May 2024

Kate Button of Blackdog Events tells ATG that her annual brocante at the Grade I-listed Glemham Hall, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, is back again this year on Sunday, June 23, after a two-year absence.


Chair obsessed dealer makes first appearance at Paxton House fair

27 May 2024

Inaugural fair at Scottish borders venue also marks a debut appearance for a man obsessed by chairs


Shortened run leads to more visitors at Shrewsbury fleamarket

27 May 2024

Shouting out an important message is this figure pictured with a hanging sign at one of JOS Events’ fleamarkets at the West Mid Showground at Shrewsbury where the next is on Saturday, June 22.


Two brocantes to put in your diary this summer

20 May 2024

Brocantes bring a taste of summer to the nation's country houses – here are two to attend this year


Variety of homewares prove popular at Vintage Home Show

20 May 2024

Organiser of a series of shows says curation means traders are offering a wide range of items

Update on Welsh antiques fairs

13 May 2024

An update on the latest antiques fairs in Carmarthenshire and Anglesey

Wayne Colquhoun

Antiques dealers resurrect chapels to create shops

13 May 2024

Former premises rescued as unholy messes are proving ideal for new use as atmospheric settings for antiques shops


Adams looks back on 35 years of Horti fairs

06 May 2024

When Matthew Adams started out as a dealer in the early 1980s, the constant cry from fellow dealers was “there are too many fairs”, he says.


Potting and pottering with an East Sussex brocante

06 May 2024

The biannual Potting Shed Brocantes in East Sussex returns this spring.


Reclamation and antiques dealer joins up with Norwich department store

06 May 2024

An owner of reclamation centre has set up shop at the invitation of a renowned Norwich retailer.


Parking problems addressed at Giant Shepton Flea

29 April 2024

The nursery rhyme 'Rain, rain go away' could be the response after the UK experienced in the past 18 months the fourth-wettest period since records began.


Photographica fair: market develops in different ways

29 April 2024

One of the exhibitors at this month’s Photographica says ‘point and shoot’ cameras are in demand


Glass and ceramics combo makes a second appearance in West Midlands

29 April 2024

Richard Burtonshaw launched his sold-out Premier Glass Fairs event last year at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge and now he’s back in the Midlands on Sunday, May 12.


Wirksworth beats the weather

22 April 2024

“Despite the awful weather we still had over 50 stalls and our indoor venue, the Memorial Hall was packed,” said Sally-Anne Swindell, organiser of the Wirksworth Antiques in the Street’s early April event in the eponymous Peak District market town.


Fair ideal for new contacts

22 April 2024

Aspal Antiques launched at the 140-acre Stonham Barns Park near Stowmarket in Suffolk in 2021.


I saw the potential for growth

22 April 2024

Antiques business takes root in a former chicken house/mushroom farm


Word on the street market scene

15 April 2024

With a West Sussex event about to start, we take a look at the appeal of these outdoor opportunities


Flea leaps in at Olympic site

08 April 2024

Hackney Fleamarkets’ Giant London Flea Marketlaunched in February at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Car Park in east London was “our most successful event to date with more than 3000 visitors and many stallholders having their best trading day”, says organiser Mark Farhall.


Cheltenham Racecourse was natural choice say fair organisers

08 April 2024

The antiques and collectors’ fair being launched at the famed Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday, May 19, features indoor room for 100-plus exhibitors.


Taunton centre ‘is becoming quite a hub’

08 April 2024

Antiques on High on the hunt for more dealers