Latest News Articles by Joan Porter

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Woodbridge Antiques Centre boosted online

19 October 2020

Natalie Smith opened the 30-cabinet Woodbridge Antiques Centre in 2007 and 13 years later she has been enjoying further success at a challenging time through internet sales.

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Former Red Cross centre empty for years becomes antiques hub in booming Suffolk town

19 October 2020

Teresa Potts and her husband Jamie, a fisherman, have recently received planning permission to turn a former Red Cross training centre in the Suffolk riverside town of Woodbridge into an antiques centre.

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Handle wares the old-school way in Suffolk

19 October 2020

The long-running monthly Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair held in the village’s Old School has been organised by Laura Bonner and Pearl Gee since 2014.

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Marquee marks good sales pitch for Herefordshire tent event

12 October 2020

'Antiques in Tents' is latest event to get thinking creatively to ensure they can go ahead

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Gallery buys up Art Deco archives

12 October 2020

Chrissie and John Masters of the Design Gallery closed their shop in the Kent village of Westerham last year and now operate from their large showroom and warehouse nearby.

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Dealer looks to global demand for textiles

12 October 2020

Meg Andrews was as disappointed as many others by the cancellation due to the pandemic of the Textile Society’s antique and vintage textiles fair at Chelsea Town Hall earlier this month.

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B2B back at Malvern

05 October 2020

The Malvern Flea Fair at the Three Counties Showground on Sunday, September 20, was cancelled following advice from local statutory bodies just a few days before. Organiser B2B Events was left frantically ringing round exhibitors.

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October is the new September

05 October 2020

Despite the latest Covid-19 demands, fair organisers are finding ways to go ahead.

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Instagram boosts Portobello trade

05 October 2020

You might not have been able to get to Portobello Road antiques market on Sunday, September 27, but you could have tried instead a fair on Instagram which ran on the same day from 11am to 1pm.

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Organiser delighted to be back in Bath

21 September 2020

Suspended for months, the Bath Vintage & Antiques Market at the Green Park Station in the city returns on Sunday September 27, which has delighted organiser Naomi Knight.

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Peterborough returns with over 2000 dealers

21 September 2020

One of the most popular fairs on the circuit, IACF’s Peterborough Festival of Antiques is back.

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It’s got your name written all over it: Dealers sell trunk with fitting label

21 September 2020

Nicki and Ralph Retallack who run their second antiques and decorative fair at Enys House, near Falmouth this weekend, have been in touch with a story about coincidences.

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Antiques pop up launches in Southwold off licence

21 September 2020

Jenny Cook, Karen Lear and Caroline McCarthy are three enterprising friends who have opened a pop-up antiques shop in the Suffolk town of Southwold.

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A slice of country life in Ludlow with racecourse event

14 September 2020

Organising duo diversify to attract visitors to this month’s racecourse event

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Fair ready for take-off in Petersfield

14 September 2020

Sara Hughes is delighted that her Vintage, Antiques and Militaria Fair at Petersfield’s Festival Hall is finally going ahead on Sunday, September 27, with 50 dealers.

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It’s great to be back at Malvern says B2B

14 September 2020

B2B Events is truly back on the road, said director Helen Yourston after the turnout at the first Malvern Flea since lockdown at the Three Counties Showground on Monday, August 31.

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The power of positive thinking

07 September 2020

Focus on how one antiques centre survived and now thrives by being prepared to adapt

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‘You can never have too much folk art’

07 September 2020

Barney and Sam James own a huge warehouse showroom called The Home Bothy near Crawley in Sussex, currently only open by appointment.

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Fleamarket back on Church Street

07 September 2020

The two-day Hackney Fleamarket is back at Abney Hall on Stoke Newington’s Church Street with all sorts of vintage pieces including lighting (as in this picture below), suitcases, posters, maps, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery and records.

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Bare decor of an English country house provides the grand setting for a fair

31 August 2020

Cornish event returns for second staging after ‘excellent response’ from dealers and visitors