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Sue Ede, of Cooper Antiques Fairs, is the latest to pin her hopes on a new fixture. From September 17 to 19 she holds her first Shropshire Antiques & Fine Art Fair in the members' pavilion of Ludlow Racecourse.

She has signed up around 40 exhibitors, including a good number of Cooper regulars, among them Gloucestershire English porcelain specialist Jim Couchman, Bristol specialist in Japanese antiques Amelie Caswell and John Newton from East Yorkshire with mainly Continental ceramics.

Making his debut at a Cooper fair is David Zienkiewicz bringing Georgian and Regency furniture from Gloucestershire.

I must say Sue Ede has a knack of picking enticing locations for her events, and Ludlow is a perfect backdrop for a traditional fair.

Situated in the Welsh Marches the town was dubbed by John Betjeman "the perfect historic town", and by Country Life magazine the "finest market town".

Ludlow also has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other place in the UK outside of London.

Returning to the fair, admission is £4.50.