Antiques Centres

Antiques Centres is a term applied to large (usually indoor) spaces which host a collection of dealers and antique businesses. They vary in size but tend to have a variety of stalls offering items such as jewellery, furniture, paintings, clothes and silver.


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Antiques centres look ahead to reopening

08 March 2021

Adrian Gilmour, co-owner of the Hungerford Arcade, is thrilled at news that non-essential retail can reopen in April.

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'I know customers will be back' says antiques centre owner

08 February 2021

A jewellery dealer for 28 years, Jane Finnegan owns Durham House Antiques in Stow-on-the Wold, an antiques centre which she bought two years ago.

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Relocation, relocation, relocation: movers boost Norfolk trade

25 January 2021

A summer boom sent property prices soaring by up to 20% in some rural areas of Norfolk as buyers moved out of commuter-land to what is described in estate agent-speak as ‘lifestyle-sustainable’. We talk to four antiques business in the county.

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'Remain busy, stay positive' in order to cope with new lockdown say dealers

11 January 2021

Firms in tier 1 enjoyed good trading in December but are now back in lockdown.

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Cornwall lands at ground level

04 January 2021

Two businesses from the West Country tell us how trade was going before the latest coronavirus restrictions

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Banana website proves fruitful

30 November 2020

Julian Tatham-Losh, who owns Top Banana Antiques in Tetbury, reports that business is booming.

Online is gift-wrapped opportunity

23 November 2020

Martin Webster is the e-commerce manager for the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre in Abernyte, Perthshire.

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Former Red Cross centre empty for years becomes antiques hub in booming Suffolk town

19 October 2020

Teresa Potts and her husband Jamie, a fisherman, have recently received planning permission to turn a former Red Cross training centre in the Suffolk riverside town of Woodbridge into an antiques centre.

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Woodbridge Antiques Centre boosted online

19 October 2020

Natalie Smith opened the 30-cabinet Woodbridge Antiques Centre in 2007 and 13 years later she has been enjoying further success at a challenging time through internet sales.

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The power of positive thinking

07 September 2020

Focus on how one antiques centre survived and now thrives by being prepared to adapt

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Dorking Antiques opens with 20 dealers

10 August 2020

The timing could have been a disaster, but three dealers who opened an antiques centre in Dorking at the beginning of the month have been rewarded for their ambition by a very encouraging start.

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Former dealer launches third Robin’s Nest antique centre in historic old bank

10 August 2020

Nathan Alexander is a busy man. He has opened three antiques centres in three years with two in Southampton and a third in Fareham, all under the same title of Robin’s Nest Emporium.

Long Melford centre ready to reopen

03 August 2020

The planned reopening at Easter of the former antiques warehouse in the Suffolk village of Long Melford was one of the last features to appear in this column prior to lockdown.

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Breaking down barriers: How redecoration is boosting trade

20 July 2020

Stephanie Castell, owner of The Secondhand Warehouse in the Herefordshire town of Leominster, resorted to an extreme measure to make social distancing easier when the centre reopened: she took a wall out.

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Sanity returns (with sanitisers)

06 July 2020

Focus on two centres and a Cheshire fair as dealers and organisers encourage visitors

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June 15: not a moment too soon

08 June 2020

Despite the difficult challenges, dealers are delighted to open their doors once again

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Many developments at busy mill

09 March 2020

Four years ago we featured the Grade-I Listed Cromford Mill at Matlock in Derbyshire, and most specifically antiques dealer David Walsh who had launched the Cromford Mill Antiques Centre on the site.

Malthouse hunt for militaria

09 March 2020

Last year we featured the launch of the Malthouse Collective in Stroud, Gloucestershire. This offers 60 dealers and designers selling traditional antiques as well as interiors pieces and art from a listed former Victorian malthouse.

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Moseley Antiques Emporium closes after a quarter of a century

17 February 2020

Moseley Antiques Emporium south of Birmingham city centre is closing after more than 25 years in business.

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Hemswell Antique Centres in Lincolnshire gives its dealers a helping hand to go digital

27 January 2020

On first appearance, Hemswell Antique Centres is your traditional dealer collective, only with more space and dealers than any other centre in Europe.

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