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Marc Burgoin of Arthur Swallow Fairs said: “We tried this out at our April fair and it was a big success. We thought Wednesday was going downhill but giving free entry on that day was a big boost to both buyers and sellers, with people coming from everywhere, some for the first time. So we’re continuing with free Wednesday entry for the next four events.”

Also a big hit with everyone, particularly the stallholders, was the giant marquee which the fair organisers also used for the first time in April. Said Marc: “The marque is 260ft x 100ft and holds a maximum of 230 dealers. It was great to see all the stallholders under one roof. We haven’t had a waiting list for two years and there was one for this marquee in April. There are now only eight spaces left in it for our May fair.”

The next Swinderby fairs are on May 29-30; July 31-August 1; October 9-10 and December 4-5. Tel: 01298 27493.