Gary Dorton of King George Antiques pictured at a recent Shepton fleamarket. The decoratives dealer runs the family antiques business with his brother Alfie Dorton and Alfie’s son Karl Henry. They are regulars at Shepton as well as Cooper Events’ antiques fairs including the Buxton Antiques Fair and the Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques and Art Fair.

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Sue Ede’s giant one-day fleamarket was launched at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet by the popular organiser as S&P Fairs more than 20 years ago.

Held eight times a year, the next of these Somerset events is on Sunday, October 8.

Ede adds: “Our fleas are benefiting from a huge media interest, particularly social media, with more celebrities and media vloggers and bloggers talking about the flea. Local celebrities including Richard E Grant and Sarah Beeny are regulars here.”