Thursday - 27 November 2014

Swinderby ditch Sundays to run from Monday to Wednesday

14 December 2005Written by ATG Reporter

THE giant RAF Swinderby fair will ditch Sunday trading and move to a Monday to Wednesday slot in the run-up to Newark from January.

Organisers Arthur Swallow Fairs announced the changes as ATG went to press following a poll of more than 5000 stallholders. They had put forward two options: discontinue Sunday trading but retain the current format of a Thursday set-up, Friday trade and Saturday public day, or change the fair to a Monday to Wednesday format just prior to the nearby Newark International Antiques and Collectors’ Fair.

“The result was overwhelmingly in favour of the B vote,” said Swallow’s on Friday.

This means that the January fair will move from January 26-29 to January 30-February 1.

Swallow’s say the desire for change reflects the falling off in Sunday trading at the disused airfield since January 2005, when the Newark fair moved from a Monday/Tuesday format, following Swinderby, to a three-day Thursday to Saturday event a full week after the rival event.

Other dates for 2006 are now: April 3-5, May 29-31, July 31-August 2, October 9-11 and December 4-6.

Contact 01298 274493 for further details.

Antiques Trade Gazette is the weekly bible of the fine art and antiques industry. Read articles like this every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette or ATG app. Click here to subscribe today.

Written by

ATG Reporter

Back to top