Duncombe Park

North Yorkshire's Duncombe Park, one of Galloway Antiques Fairs's venues.

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Founded in 1995, Galloway Antiques Fairs staged vetted antiques fairs at stately homes and historic building across the country.

Venues included Scone Palace in Perthshire, Duncombe Park in North Yorkshire and Stonyhurst College in Lancashire.

There were hopes that the fair would be bought, and a notice on the website last month promised news to that effect would be announced on February 1.

However, these plans fell through.

No deal

Susan Galloway told ATG: “A group of dealers was thinking of taking over our events, but they decided after much consideration that they were dealers, not organisers so backed out, which is a shame as we have some of the best venues in the country.”

The news follows a long line of fair cancellations announced over the last six months.

Art & Antiques for Everyone, which ran at Birmingham’s NEC three times a year, called off future stagings (at least for 2023) late last year. The loss of more regional events is a blow for buyers across the country, though matters in the capital are little better.

'Amazing venues'

Galloway added that she “certainly won’t miss the physical trials of stand fitting our events, but will miss our dealers and the regular customers to our fairs.

“We will also miss working in such amazing venues over the years [which also included Goodwood House, Stansted Park and Hopetoun House].”