At the second Southwold Summer Antiques Fair expect traditional antiques, such as this c.1790 mahogany chest-on-chest, with brushing slide, which will cost around £4950 from first-time exhibitors Walter Moores & Son from Leicestershire.

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Shortly after last year's launch it seemed doubtful that there would be a second staging since the school had inadvertently double booked the fair dates.

But, after much work behind the scenes and the cooperation of the exhibitors, the fair goes ahead, although the 40 or so standholders will not be allowed to set up until the evening before, or even very early on the morning of opening day.

Last year's inaugural fair was held during a heatwave, which kept attendance down and damaged sales.

But profits were made and both organiser and exhibitors have faith in the venue, which is hardly surprising since this is definitive second-home country with the kind of affluent hinterland which would appear to cry out for a traditional antiques fair.

And Lomax fairs are certainly traditional, being one of the relatively few left who adhere to datelines.

Furniture and many other items stop at 1900, but pictures and ceramics are allowed to 1930 and jewellery and textiles to 1950.

Some of the Lomax veterans have retired recently, allowing some 10 exhibitors to make their debut. These include Mark Seabrook with early oak and treen, Walter Moores with period furniture, Luke Scott with sporting antiques and vintage luggage, and Yoxford Antiques Centre with just about everything.

Admission is £3.50.