Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Fawley Decorative Fair bookings flourish as dealers sign up amid blooming international interest

20 May 2019

Bookings are significantly up this year for the Fawley Decorative Fair which is held on the Fawley Hill estate near Henley-on-Thames and runs from Friday to Sunday, May 31-June 2.

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Dealers at the centre of annual Norfolk event

20 May 2019

Organised by rugs and kilims dealer Malcolm Cannell for the third year, the annual Bayfield Hall Antiques Fair takes place on Sunday, June 9.

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Beautiful backdrop to Hertfordshire fair

20 May 2019

Sharon Blagrove of Bentleys Fairs will be heading to Hertfordshire this weekend to set up her fifth salvage and vintage fair in the leafy surroundings of Knebworth Park.

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Two brocantes coming up in Rutland and Suffolk

13 May 2019

Dealers Neil Honor and Jonathon Pegg run Catesbys, an interiors shop, from their home in the village of Exton, Rutland.

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Fair organiser Matthew Adams celebrates a special birth

13 May 2019

Thirty years ago organiser Matthew Adams launched his antiques fair held at the Royal Horticultural Halls.

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Vintage rugs brought from Belgium to Bath fair

13 May 2019

Barry Fletcher specialises in vintage rugs and comes over regularly from Belgium to stand at the 50-dealer monthly Bath Vintage & Antiques Market.

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Fresh shoots for antiques dealers’ collective Blanchard in Wiltshire

06 May 2019

Dealers’ collective now to be run by nearby garden antiques firm after owners retire.

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Vintage fair makes it a 10-year fashion statement

06 May 2019

The Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, May 12, at the 50-trader summer fair in the sumptuous Art Deco interior of the Freemasons’ Hall in London.

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Business brews for antiques dealers at Victorian malthouse in Stroud

06 May 2019

A listed Victorian malthouse in Stroud formerly owned by the Whitbread Brewery is home to the Malthouse Collective which also runs fairs.

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Two specialist vintage fair events in the Midlands on the same day in May

06 May 2019

Two upcoming annual specialist fairs both running on Sunday, May 12.

Go upmarket at Norwich fleamarket

29 April 2019

Holly Graham holds her monthly Upmarket Fleamarket in Norwich on Saturday, May 4.

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Queen's Brian May turns up the stereos

29 April 2019

Queen star Brian May is also a huge Victorian photo fan.

Extra visitors expected at boat jumble

29 April 2019

One of the largest boat jumbles in the UK is likely to attract increased numbers of boat owners, boat lovers and collectors of nauticalia on Sunday, May 12.

Decorative Living Fair set for 14th edition

29 April 2019

The annual 'Decorative Living Fair' will stage its 14th outing on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, at the beautiful location of the park near Tunbridge Wells.

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Creating a splash as lido becomes popular fair venue

19 April 2019

Organisers looking for an unusual spot at which to hold a fair might consider the setting alongside an outdoor swimming pool.

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Around 70 tables take root at Tree of Ages Antiques Fair in Surrey

19 April 2019

Launched two years ago at a Victorian mansion in Surrey by local online antiques dealer David Steel, the Tree of Ages Antiques Fair will be held on Sunday, May 12, at Robert Denholm House in Nutfield.

Two art and antiques events held for good causes

19 April 2019

A country house car boot to raise funds for a newly opened specialist equestrian centre in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, will run at the 800-acre Isle Estate at Bicton near Shrewsbury on Sunday May 12.

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Under starter’s orders: Sunday event launch at Sandown Park Racecourse

19 April 2019

Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques is launching a biannual Sunday antiques market at Sandown Park Racecourse to run alongside the bi-monthly Tuesday market he has held there since a year ago.

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Ardingly memories abound 50 years on

15 April 2019

First organiser looks back at event’s origins as IACF celebrates event's 50th anniversary.

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Former dealer makes trunk call at Oxford centre

15 April 2019

Throughout May, Antiques On High in Oxford will have a window display to support a new book by local author and ex-dealer Sylvia Vetta.