Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
Friendly feel in Chepstow14 October 2019
Michaela Millard of Rafael Fairs launched a monthly vintage and retro fleamarket at Chepstow Racecourse in Monmouthshire in August, and the next is on Sunday, October 20.
All go in the new Bo location14 October 2019
As an alternative to shopping in the high-street chains, a group of independents have set up a hub at 53 Bo’ Grove in Grove Road, Harrogate, with 20 traders selling art, antiques, decorative salvage and Mid-century pieces.
Corking new career: former wine trade worker now enjoys serving up antiques14 October 2019
Donny Mann of Love Fairs, who organises regular antiques, collectables and vintage events at Lingfield Racecourse in Surrey and Brighton Racecourse in East Sussex, tells ATG that all the events are busy with lots of bookings.
Judy's upcoming furniture fleas in London14 October 2019
Judy Berger of Judy’s Vintage Fairs runs three regular vintage furniture fleas held in Leeds and London.
Discover a range of vintage in Manchester and the Midlands14 October 2019
Under the Discover Vintage banner, Keeley Rosendale’s vintage home shows in Manchester and the Midlands continue to demonstrate the popularity of well-priced Mid-century furniture.
Flea ready to leap into action07 October 2019
Malvern event organisers have fully booked halls and hope for more exhibitors outside.
Autumn falls nicely for this Bath fair date07 October 2019
Timing is important. Talking about her September Bath Vintage and Antiques Market, held every month in Bath’s old Green Park Station, Naomi Knight said: “Although we have lost some space over the years, we were fully booked with 45 high-quality dealers and there was a great atmosphere."
Core of racecourse regulars07 October 2019
Carol Baskin and her business partner Gareth Brunt of the Antique Forum Group organise the regular two-day antiques and collectors’ fairs at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire.
Welsh history highlight07 October 2019
Carol and Robert Pugh of Towy Events are expecting a good turn-out of up to 200 standholders inside and out at their antiques and flea market at the Carmarthen Showground on Sunday, October 20.
Shield marks MP tribute30 September 2019
Emporium Antiques in Liskeard currently has on its site an item of local interest. This is a memorial shield, below, to the Honourable Thomas Agar-Robartes (1880-1915) who was elected as a Liberal MP for his home town of Bodmin in the 1906 general election.
Dramatic clifftop location for hotel fair in Cornwall30 September 2019
Built in the 1960s, the family-owned Bedruthan Hotel at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay on the north Cornish coast, is set in a dramatic clifftop location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Younger buyers taking a look at Lostwithiel Antique Fair30 September 2019
The Lostwithiel Antique Fair was started by Lynne and Richard Bonehill (the late actor and sabre champion). The current organisers Anne and Nigel Allen will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the monthly fair on Sunday, October 13, in the town’s community centre.
Antiques and collectors’ fair Pools resources in Cornwall30 September 2019
The 19-acre former South Crofty tin and copper mine in the village of Pool, near Redruth in west Cornwall, closed as recently as 1996 and is now part of a local mining landscape World Heritage Site.
Monthly regularity for long-running fair in Liskeard30 September 2019
Antiques Fairs Cornwall, which runs a biannual two-day fair at the Royal Cornwall Showground, holds its regular monthly antiques and collectors’ fair at Pensilva near Liskeard. This is the largest one-day fair in Cornwall with up to 74 stands.
Cornish attractions: Ideal site found in Lostwithiel30 September 2019
Spotlight on the county’s many opportunities for antiques hunting.
A day on the tiles in Nottingham23 September 2019
The Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society hosts its annual antique and collectable tile fair on Saturday October 5 at St Jude’s Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham.
A packed house for Peterborough Festival23 September 2019
Close to 2000 dealers are booked for the Peterborough Festival of Antiques on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28.
Trading from East Sussex and Hemswell23 September 2019
Dealers who give up trading up from shop premises in favour of a unit or units at an antiques centre have differing stories as to why they make that choice.
Second hand campaign may boost market for vintage clothes16 September 2019
The charity Oxfam estimates that it saves about 47 million items of clothing a year from landfill. Its new superstore in Oxford is promoting Oxfam’s 'Second Hand September' campaign with the aim of encouraging people to buy vintage instead of new clothes.
Peterborough Festival dates at the end of the month16 September 2019
As previously announced in ATG, IACF has added to its fairs’ portfolio the biannual and popular Peterborough Festival of Antiques.