Antiques Centres

Antiques Centres is a term applied to large (usually indoor) spaces which host a collection of dealers and antique businesses. They vary in size but tend to have a variety of stalls offering items such as jewellery, furniture, paintings, clothes and silver.


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Plea for help to restore historic barns housing antiques centre

23 May 2022

A family of antiques dealers are hoping to raise funds to continue the restoration of two Elizabethan barns in the Surrey countryside that house their centre.

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Farnham antiques centre targeted by thieves

12 May 2022

A Farnham antiques centre is hoping to track down items stolen after a break in last week.

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From an antiques centre: The centre of attention

11 April 2022

Antiques centres provide a treasure trove of objects from a wide array of dealers all under one roof and make a good destination for a trip that any antiques or vintage lover will enjoy.

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The Amorini Antiques Centre, hot off the press

21 March 2022

There are many sounds which you might hear in an antiques centre: dealers moving objects around for display, customers talking as they enthuse over the stock and the regular ringing of tills.

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Praise be for centres and fairs that revive old churches

21 February 2022

Where once churches were dismantled following dwindling congregations and the prohibitive cost of their upkeep, many redundant premises, often fine examples of Victorian Gothic architecture, have been transformed as community hubs.

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Hungerford centre owner takes over Oxfordshire's Lamb Arcade with pledge to upgrade premises

07 February 2022

Adrian Gilmour, owner of the Hungerford Antiques Arcade, has acquired the Lamb Arcade in Wallingford.

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Antiques on High influence set to grow as firm expands

07 February 2022

Vincent Page, the owner of three antiques centres under the brand name of Antiques on High, is considering looking for a social media influencer to grow the business.

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Handy if you have time to spare

24 January 2022

Horology dealer who will stand at Lingfield says buyers are keen to do repairs themselves

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Derbyshire: antiques centres in mills and so much more

20 December 2021

Antiques lovers are spoilt for choice in Derbyshire.

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Astra mural ready for take-off

06 December 2021

Antiques centre tribute to its RAF base heritage is now ready after pandemic forced a delay

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Why this Italian majolica charger may represent a recurring dream

29 November 2021

In Fairs, Markets & Centres in ATG No 2516 we featured a story about 'The Venus of Meudon', a 1.9m tall sculpture by the Dadaist sculptor Jean Arp. Owned by dealers Karin and John Haines, it stands in a commanding spot at the Melford Antiques, Interiors and Lifestyle Centre in Suffolk.

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Calendar strips back the mystery for the bare essentials of the trade

15 November 2021

A group of dealers will be putting themselves on show for once instead of displaying art and antiques.

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How to go green in Glasgow

15 November 2021

Be inspired by the recent COP26 summit and buy sustainable, recycled items in the host city

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Fifties 'Venus' by Dadaist designer among delights at thriving Suffolk centre

01 November 2021

After three lockdowns but also a successful start in 2020, in April this year Graham Hessell finally threw open the doors to his Melford Antiques, Interiors & Lifestyle Centre.

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How TV coverage and a nearby museum reopening boosted two antique centres

11 October 2021

A reopened museum and a steady run of appearances on TV have boosted sales at two Cambridge centres.

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Valuable watches stolen in ‘brazen theft’ at Cheshire antiques centre

19 August 2021

Cheshire Police has issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a theft at an antiques centre in Northwich.

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Staycations are boosting local antiques centres

26 July 2021

Uncertainty still affects fairs but antiques centres are benefiting from extra visitors

Ex-cinema centre in Kent could continue

07 June 2021

A former Victorian picture house in the Kent town of Herne Bay which now serves as an antique furniture and collectables centre was pulled from auction last month.

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Return to centre: Huge Elvis fan finds new home for dealers

17 May 2021

Following the closure earlier this year of the Pickering Antiques Centre in North Yorkshire, which opened in 2018, manager Mark Witherington has found a new home in the town for some of the dealers.

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Taking off again at Hemswell

17 May 2021

Michael Mills and his family, the new owners of the now renamed Antiques & Retro Antiques Centre at Hemswell Cliff, launched their business on May 1.

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