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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Shop talk – Antiques at Heritage

23 April 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops and centres, ATG talks to John Howard of Antiques at Heritage in Oxfordshire.

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Churches host antiques in Norwich

12 February 2018

According to Wikipedia, the medieval city of Norwich had at one time 36 parish churches, the largest collection of urban medieval buildings north of the Alps.

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Léa Stein jewellery design sparkles at Grays

11 December 2017

One of the most innovative vintage costume-style jewellery designers is Frenchwoman Léa Stein.

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Presents with a purpose are clear direction in Woodbridge

04 December 2017

Before Natalie Smith opened the Woodbridge Antiques Centre 10 years ago in the pretty Suffolk town, she told ATG that she was given a great piece of advice: never compromise on quality and presentation.

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Shop talk – Bridgnorth Antique Centre

02 October 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Nigel Bate who opened Bridgnorth Antique Centre earlier this year.

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Shop talk: Halstead Antiques Centre

04 September 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to James Killbery who owns Halstead Antiques Centre on the Essex/Suffolk border.

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Mayfair centre Grays Mews to close due to Crossrail chaos

03 July 2017

Rocketing business rates and the impact of building works for Crossrail are to force the closure of Grays Mews.

Saved by a tweet: Antiques on High finds new owner

26 June 2017

An Oxford antiques centre facing closure has been rescued after a white knight was made aware of its plight via ATG and Twitter.

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Emporium is added to Asian art empire

12 June 2017

Asian art dealer Gerald Davison has taken a selling space in The Emporium in Berkshire, which he plans to run as well as his current space at Acreman St Antiques & Interiors.

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Shop talk – St Martin’s Antiques Centre

18 April 2017

In the continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Lucinda Silcock who runs St Martin’s Antiques Centre in Stamford.

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Stockport: the spin thing

25 March 2017

If you are interested in the history of the cotton spinning industry, head to the Stockport Vintage Emporium.

Clare antiques centre has respite from renovation plans

05 September 2016

An antiques centre in Suffolk will remain open for up to two more years despite the owner of the building obtaining permission to convert the building into flats.

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Field Dog duo’s latest business venture – new antiques centre in former Grantham malthouse

15 August 2016

Charlotte and Frankie Milford, organisers of Field Dog Fairs, have opened an antiques centre in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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Petworth centre picked up by new owners

28 May 2014

After a period of some 40 years in single ownership, Petworth Antique Centre in the antiques-rich town of Petworth in West Sussex has been bought by an investment company, Palladian Property Investment Limited, based in London.

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RAF base is now a thriving antiques centre

16 May 2014

At the opening ceremony earlier this month of the Guardroom at Hemswell Antiques Centres, the former home of RAF Hemswell, the ribbon was cut by 83-year-old Bill Collard.

£15,000 haul in Harrogate

29 November 2013

Jewellery worth between £10,000 and £15,000 has been stolen from Harrogate Antiques Centre.

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Evicted tenants from Woburn Abbey centre find a new home just up the road

13 November 2013

Dealers given two months to quit a 46-year antique centre tenancy in the grounds of Woburn Abbey are celebrating finding a new home – in the nearby town of Woburn itself.

Woburn Abbey centre to close in September

02 July 2013

Woburn Antiques Centre, at the heart of the Woburn Abbey Estate in Bedfordshire, is to close on September 1.

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Big announcement due on Bermondsey

10 January 2013

A decision is due soon which could prove very significant for the future of Bermondsey Antiques and Vintage Market.

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Masked robbery foiled by Hemswell centre staff

26 November 2012

A gang of robbers wearing ‘Halloween’ type masks and dressed all in black got more than they bargained for when staff at the well-known Hemswell Antiques Centre fought back to foil their raid.

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