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Advertising and direction signs to the fair within a ten-mile radius of the venue went missing.

This resulted in a disappointing gate, but Reg told me: “The level of sales was high so the people who did turn up had obviously come to buy – which bodes well for the future.”

So well that Reg has negotiated additional space for the next Oxfordshire Antiques Fair at Heythrop Park next May 27 to 29 and is aiming at 50 stands.