King John’s House Romsey
One of five venues for the new fair Romsey Antique Collectables & Decorative Arts Fair, the medieval King John’s House in the Hampshire town is on the right of the picture. It is now a museum with highlights including a floor made from animal bones and 14th century graffiti.

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But her first one-day Romsey Antique Collectables & Decorative Arts Fair is a more ambitious project.

Edwards’ who runs ACVR Events, is organising the fair in conjunction with the Romsey Town Centre Management Team.

It will be held in five different inside and outside spaces in total in the small market town in Hampshire, which sits above the River Test’s water meadows, on Sunday, May 15.

The venues are: the White Horse Hotel, the town hall, the Cornmarket and Abbey Approach and the medieval King John’s House, so called when it was rediscovered in 1927 and believed erroneously to be King John’s hunting lodge.

Multi-venue fairs/brocantes in villages and towns create an attractive focus and, judging by the success of the annual brocante held all over the village of Tisbury in Wiltshire, which was featured in last week’s ATG print publication, they certainly draw increased visitor numbers.

Spread of Dealers

The Romsey fair will feature dealers in sculpture, art, furniture, silver, ceramics, vintage fashion, homewares, militaria, glassware, ceramics and all the other fair staples as well as artists and designer makers.

Edwards has also moved the biannual antiques, collectables and decorative arts fair she organises at Salisbury Racecourse to the City Hall Theatre in the city, just behind the Salisbury Playhouse and with a 1500-space car park.

The second of these fairs takes place on Sunday, October 23. 

For more fair details contact or on 07514 68087.