Sue Ede has acquired ‘The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair’ from Robin Coleman, the Bath-based dealer who has organised the event for the past 23 years.
The popular annual fair takes place every
March at The Pavilion in Bath and the 2013 event will run as usual
from March 7 to 9.
Originally launched to promote the Bath and
Bradford-upon-Avon Antiques Dealers' Association, in recent years
this friendly and relaxed fair has become a well-known event with a
very popular trade preview on the opening day which attracts a
queue of dealers from across the UK, London and overseas.
"This is a very special event and one that
will be run entirely independently of our well-established Cooper
Fairs schedule. The fair will be a new branch to my core business,"
said Sue Ede.
"Many dealers specialising in decorative and
vintage pieces are familiar to us from our one-day event at the
Royal Bath & West Showground, so this fair will benefit from
our status with the many hundreds of trade buyers who are regular
visitors to the Shepton fair."
She added: "The fair has been exceedingly
well organised by Robin Coleman and I am delighted he will be
continuing to exhibit and provide guidance and advice. Above all,
we look forward to welcoming back our regular exhibitors and
visitors in 2013."
Robin Coleman said: "I am delighted to have
agreed with Sue because she fully understands the heart and soul of
the fair and recognises that it has a unique identity of its own
and intends to keep it that way and continue to run it exactly as
it has always been organised, for the benefit of exhibitors and
visitors alike and not part of the general fairs circuit.
"The fair has been a major part of my life for nearly a quarter
of a century and it would be unthinkable for Robin Coleman Antiques
to not be a part of it going forward and I will definitely exhibit
with Sue and will be involved on the fringes of the organisation
for the next couple of years."