Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Experience Italy: How to combine visits to beautiful towns and cities with an antiques buying trip

23 May 2022

Visit to beautiful towns and cities can be combined with an antiques buying trip

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Busy line-up across Surrey and Berkshire events

16 May 2022

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events is getting even busier with the antiques, brocantes and art markets she runs across southern England: nine at the last count.

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Saturday visit to church in Wanstead

16 May 2022

Karen Stuckey is back with an impressive array of dealers at the Saturday, June 4, outing of her Wanstead Vintage Fair.

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Fair offers avant-garde attractions

16 May 2022

A fair featuring books, posters, photographs, pictures and records covering Surrealism, counter culture and underground movements will take place in Paris this summer.

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Flea visitors find warm welcome at Carmarthen Showground

16 May 2022

Crowds descend on first event under new ownership in Welsh town

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'The Glastonbury of the antiques calendar': Henley suits the mood music

09 May 2022

Tunes play an important part at this four-day riverside fair with a festival feel

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Event builds on resurgence in vintage cameras

09 May 2022

Photographica is back on Sunday, May 22, at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.

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How Londoners got stuffed

02 May 2022

Book on offer at fishing tackle fair tells story of East End taxidermists who preserved catches

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Well-presented stands essential at the park

02 May 2022

“The sun will shine, the cow parsley will be out and we can’t wait to see you all again”, said Caroline Zoob, co-organiser with Hetty Purbrick of the annual Decorative Living Fair.

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Hackney hopes for Pop Up Vintage Fairs

02 May 2022

Maxine Stonehill of Pop Up Vintage Fairs popped up in March at the Grade II-listed St John’s Church in Hackney, which has had a £6m restoration and is now a busy music and events venue as well as remaining a working church.

Hilary Proctor

Returning tourists give business boost for Portobello Road

25 April 2022

Tourists returning to London gave Portobello Road traders a significant boost over the Easter period.

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A round up of antiques fairs including a new event at Hartlebury Castle

25 April 2022

Spotlight on atmospheric venues hosting art and antiques fairs including a new event.

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Retro fair makes call on name change

25 April 2022

The National Vintage Communications Fair has rebranded itself and is now called RetroTechUK.

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Big day out promised at racecourse festival

18 April 2022

York vintage event returns as first to be staged for three years

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Driving bargains at Beccles Antiques Markets

18 April 2022

Taking away a toy car for possible restoration for a young driver is this buyer at one of the biannual Beccles Antiques Markets.

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The ‘summer of salvage’ for Arthur Swallow Fairs

18 April 2022

Ripley Castle’s website describes a history of persecution, plague, loyalty, social turbulence and recklessness.

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Mill venue weaves atmosphere in West Yorkshire

18 April 2022

Sunny Bank Mills at Farsley near Leeds has been in the Gaunt family for six generations.

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Four upcoming car boot fairs in the UK from Wilton House to Stonor Park

11 April 2022

The country house car boot season is back, dominated by the mammoth annual boot event held for 40 years in aid of the local Rotary Club at Wilton House.

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Fair's new organiser tells tales of tiles

11 April 2022

Dealer promises to promote Nottingham specialist fair

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Hunt celebrates 25 years at IACF

11 April 2022

Claire Hunt is celebrating 25 years working for the fair organiser IACF.