The waterfront at Bowness-on-Windermere where Vincent Page is opening an antiques centre, his third, all with the brand name of Antiques on High. Image: Shutterstock

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All being well on the Covid front, he will launch his third antiques centre, this time in Bowness-on-Windermere in a former bookshop on April 12, when non-essential retail is planned to reopen in England.

Pre-pandemic, this small town on the shores of Windermere was the Lake District’s most popular visitor destination and it looks likely to remain that way with the dramatic rise in bookings for UK staycations in 2021.

Page, who has bought a motorhome to travel between the three centres, said: “We should have space for 40 cabinets on the ground floor with the potential for another 30 downstairs along with furniture.

“Cabinet rental is from £60 a month and there will be a subsidised rental scheme on offer with the other centres.

“This means dealers won’t have to travel anywhere as we will take stock back and forth on a weekly basis and set up their cabinet/space for them.

“The potential is that a dealer can have a cabinet in Bowness and another in Sidmouth and Oxford and earn from all three ideally situated locations.”

Contact Vincent Page on 07473 007474.