Dame Emma Thompson with Daryl Bowen and Clare Arent who organise a vintage market in Chichester.

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Among those buying gifts at September’s one-day edition was actor Dame Emma Thompson, pictured above flanked by event organisers Daryl Bowen and Clare Arent.

The next fair is a two-day pre-Christmas market special on the weekend of December 2-3. Bowen said: “We’ve run the market for nearly 12 years and generally have a mix of 65 to 80 per cent vintage dealers with the rest being local artisans.”

He added: “As the December market is particularly popular we are releasing some extra pitches for it.”