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Now joined by his son Lawson and working under the name Caminade Antiques and Fine Art Fairs, the father-and-son team makes its debut this weekend with the launch of the Oxfordshire Antiques Fair at Heythrop Park, a privately-owned luxury hotel and golf course near Enstone, four miles from Chipping Norton.

Some 30 exhibitors will gather at Heythrop Park from August 27 to 29, among them some familiar names.

Peter Bunting from Derbyshire will be there with early oak and country items; Times Past from Worcestershire are bringing objets of virtue; Art Nouveau Originals from Broadway will be showing their wares as will Pixie Taylor of Tortoiseshell Antiques up from Wales with ivories, Georgian jewellery and curios.

Reg declares he likes to run fairs along traditional lines and for this event there will be a dateline of 1920 with the exception of jewellery, textiles and paintings which are allowed to 1950. All stock will be vetted.

A policy of Caminade will be to pursue a balance between the different disciplines.

"You will not find a predominance of furniture or paintings, jewellery or porcelain" said Reg. "As far as possible, we will ensure that there is something for everyone who visits."

This is not the first time that Reg Cooper has held a fair at Heythrop Park. In his previous incarnation as Cooper Antiques Fairs (now owned by Sue Ede) he held an event there about six years ago when the estate was owned by NatWest Bank and used as a staff training centre.

Admission this time around is £4.50 with a further Oxfordshire fair planned for December.