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The first was held there in 2015. Carol Hughes, community fundraiser for the hospice, said: “Over 600 people came and the public loved bringing items to be valued by our specialist valuers. We raised more than £6000 for the hospice.”

This year’s antiques and vintage fair is a more ambitious event for the organisers: it will run on Sunday, March 19, at Plumpton Racecourse near Lewes.

The team of valuers will be headed by Philip Taylor of Gorringes auction house in Lewes, and include Brighton dealers Patrick Moorhead (on Oriental ceramics and objets d’art) and Sue Pearson (toys).

“It will be held in a large indoor marquee with a 1970 dateline and a pitch with a table is £45,” said Hughes. “We hope it will be a profitable day for the stallholders and it’s a wonderful opportunity to raise money for the hospice where a day’s running costs are £7200.”

For more information contact carolhughes@stpeter-stjames.org.uk

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