Pictured outside the airfield House centre are some of the centre’s dealers (from left), John Potts, Denis Tytek, Linda Marsh, Gavin Wilson, Martin Dockray and George Greenwood.

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The building’s current owner, John Potts, said: “When Collectors’ Corner closed over the road some of the dealers had nowhere to go so I thought this would be a great antiques centre.

“The building is an integral part of the town and the centre will hopefully boost the town. People who have already visited have loved it.”

The centre’s 10 local dealers’ offerings include automobilia, militaria and general collectables.

Fairfield House Antiques Centre is on Facebook.

Among other antiques and vintage businesses in Cockermouth are Colin Graham Antiques, Cockermouth Antiques and The Vintage French House.