My Secret Antiques in Lincoln.

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Last month he launched a 50-stand antiques and collectables fair in the heart of Lincoln in the Assembly Rooms. This event is organised with Abacus Fairs and the next outing is on Sunday, December 19 (contact Pullen on 01529 421370).

If you are in Lincoln on a weekend pre-Christmas shopping trip you might pay a visit to two antiques and vintage shops.

Owned by Ben Jackson, My Secret Antiques is tucked away off the tourist trail on Great Northern Way. Only open at weekends, the stock includes vintage advertising signs plus one-off pieces like the clown’s shoes shown reflected in a mirror in our image above right.

Contact 07939 503064 or via Facebook.

Lincoln Antiques and Collectables is a small well-stocked centre at the foot of cobbled Steep Hill near the cathedral.