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After dealer Susan Wright moved to Norfolk in 2010 she spotted a gap in the market for a one-day datelined fair which would appeal to traders selling quality pieces made before 1940.

“As Norfolk Fairs, I started this biannual antiques event in 2012 at the Dunston Hall Hotel, an Elizabethan-style mansion three miles south of Norwich, set in 150 acres of grounds,” she says.

The fair is held now four times a year, with the next coming up on Sunday September 10.

Among other genres, visitors can expect fine jewellery and watches, silverware, early Worcester and Moorcroft, Victorian glass and writing compendia.

Art Deco comes from specialist dealer Cheryl Brown, while Mark Leathers of the Norwich Antique Clock Shop is another regular exhibitor among the 35 standholders.

Wright also runs a militaria fair in Norfolk, a subject in which she deals. This too was launched in 2012 to fill a gap in the market.

“With the county’s military history and the local USAAF air bases, I felt it would be a popular event for both sellers and buyers,” says Wright.

Held four times a year at the Thetford Leisure Centre, with the next date on Sunday October 1, the fair has 60 dealers selling across a range of militaria. “This fair is very well attended and has a great atmosphere,” adds Wright.

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