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IACF’s Ardingly Antiques Market ran from November 3-4, making it the last major fair in England before the new UK lockdown began on November 5.

The two-day event was busy and Will Thomas, managing director of IACF, said: “It was great to see such a turn-out from trade buyers and stallholders. Numbers were boosted because it was the last before lockdown."

There is a new date for the next Newark event - it has been moved to December 11-12 (from December 3-4).

IACF has also grown its online dealer platform loveantiques.com.

Thomas said since lockdown the portal has attracted a growing number of dealers. The fair organiser also offered IACF dealers two months free on the portal “to help bridge the gap with their finances”.