A scene at one of Swallow Fairs’ home and salvage shows held in the summer at Loseley Park, near Guildford, Surrey.

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Swallow's series of three-day Decorative Home and Salvage Shows held at Ripley Castle near Harrogate, the Cheshire Showground – both of which have run for five years – and Loseley Park, near Guildford, which launched in 2014.

Exhibitor numbers are capped at 100 at all three venues.

The first of these fairs kicks off in mid-May at Ripley Castle on Friday to Sunday, May 12-14.

Burgoin says: “The May Decorative Home and Salvage Show at Ripley is always the best attended. I think visitors really look forward to the first event of the year.”

Ripley Castle is a Grade I-listed 14th century privately-owned country house and has been the seat of the Ingleby family for more than 700 years.

Its colourful history includes the second baronet William Ingleby (1783-1854), described as a great eccentric, drinker and gambler who was the MP for East Retford in Nottinghamshire from 1807-12. Ingleby demolished and rebuilt the village of Ripley, complete with a French Gothic Revival-style town hall.

“I think visitors really look forward to the first event of the year

The Cheshire Showground event is June 9-11 and Loseley Park from July 14-16.

The trade can register online at the website below by clicking on salvage shows, then ticket registration.