THIS summer's Kensington Church Street Open Evening on June 29 proved a notable success for the many visitors who enjoyed the hospitality and company of the street's many dealers.
And a number of the dealers themselves achieved good business
on the night.
Hosted by the Kensington Church Street Antique Dealers
Association, as always the party was most ably and affably
organised by association chairman Patrick Sandberg and it was in
his shop that Antiques Roadshow expert John Bly is pictured drawing
the winners of the Treasure Hunt, which proved a big hit on the
The competition, sponsored by ATG, entailed deciphering clues in
shops up and down the street. Bookseller Adrian Harrington said he
"saw many more people moving along the street than usual, obviously
due to the Treasure Hunt, a fantastic idea".
The winners were:
1st Prize, £500 antiques voucher, Elizabeth Taylor, London
2nd Prize, £200 voucher, Michael Wilde, London W2.
3rd Prize, £100 voucher, Anita Lonberg, London W8.
Pottery specialist Jonathan Horne said he felt this was "by far
the most successful evening we have ever had", but this was partly
due to his sale (he moves soon) which engendered bumper
By David Moss
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