Mug shows trouble at the mill in 1878

13 August 2018

Riots broke out in Bury and Blackburn in May 1878 as cotton mill workers protested their low wages. The initially peaceful action escalated as employees attacked the factory and local constabulary, eventually looting and destroying the mill owner’s house.


Northern Antiques Fair hails earlier date as good for dealers

04 June 2018

The Northern Antiques Fair is anticipating a “significant” rise in exhibitor numbers as it moves to an earlier date this October.


First Swallow (fair) of spring

30 April 2018

The first of Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year kicks off on Friday, May 11, and runs to Sunday, May 13, at Ripley Castle near Harrogate.


‘Chinaman’ rarity dances into Harrogate

23 April 2018

A possibly unique Swansea ‘Chinaman’ pattern spill vase c.1816 is among the offerings at the next 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'.

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Police investigating £100,000 burglary from Harrogate antiques shop

23 February 2018

Police are investigating the theft of more than £100,000 worth of stock taken from a Harrogate antiques shop.


Harrogate at the heart of a packed events calendar

22 January 2018

This month’s Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair is the second fair of the year to take place in the Yorkshire town.


Harrogate is first of 15 Galloway events in 2018

02 January 2018

Galloway Antiques Fairs starts its year with a comparatively new event as it makes its second annual appearance at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate from January 5-7.


5 Questions: Helen Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Galleries

18 December 2017

Helen Sutcliffe runs the premises of Sutcliffe Galleries in Harrogate. The family-run business has been trading for more than six decades and specialises in paintings from the 18th century to the present day.


Burmantofts brought into the spotlight at Pavilions of Harrogate fair

06 November 2017

Next up from Cooper Events is the Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair, from November 17-19 at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The final edition of Cooper’s three annual Harrogate fairs, it hosts a total of 43 dealers.


Terracotta panels with biblical scenes sell to York church

23 October 2017

A pair of terracotta panels sold to a church in York last week during Harrogate’s Northern Antiques Fair.


Firebacks feed the collecting flames

23 October 2017

The earliest firebacks date from the 15th century, the early days of iron casting. These were placed against the back wall of a fireplace, an important feature when that wall was made of wattle and daub or soft stone.


5 Questions: Gary Sutcliffe

16 October 2017

Gary Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Galleries, Harrogate, is exhibiting at the Northern Antiques Fair (October 19-22).

Harrogate fair now at later date

30 May 2017

The newly rebranded Northern Antiques Fair (previously the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair) has moved its dates to run from October 19-22.


New chapter in the life of a bookcase back in Harrogate

22 May 2017

Cooper Events’ next outing is The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair in North Yorkshire, from June 2-4.


Swallow director Richard Burgoin loves the buzz of salvage

18 April 2017

“Seeing the vans arrive and all the wonderful things being unloaded and then built into something beautiful on their stands is a real buzz: we can’t wait.” These are the words of Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs, when talking about his ‘summer of salvage’.


Harrogate museum acquires Fabergé cutlery set for £20,000 at auction

03 March 2017

Dealer Wartski has bought a boxed set of Fabergé cutlery at auction for the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate.

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New director announced in relaunch of historic Harrogate antiques fair

19 January 2017

Ingrid Nilson of Antiques Dealer Fairs Limited (ADFL) has been appointed director of the long-standing Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair.

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Morphets appoint Nigel Smith as director

21 July 2015

Nigel Smith, the Harrogate-based valuer and auctioneer, has joined Morphets of Harrogate as a director after 16 years at Tennants running their Harrogate office.

Man charged for Harrogate robbery

07 April 2015

Police investigating a robbery at Montpellier Antiques in Harrogate on the morning of Monday, March 16, have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man from Manchester.

£15,000 haul in Harrogate

29 November 2013

Jewellery worth between £10,000 and £15,000 has been stolen from Harrogate Antiques Centre.