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The fair will house some 40 exhibitors over three floors of the newly-built Empress Stand building and will be similar in style and presentation to Mrs Penman’s long-running fair at Chester racecourse.

The fair will not be datelined but will be vetted. This is the organiser’s 11th annual fair and fifth venue.

She told ATG last week: “No comparable event takes place in the region and I have chosen a time of year when many dealers are not already committed to other events. With our expertise at provincial fairs I feel we are tapping into a ready market.”