Emmott had run antique and collectors’ fairs in Chichester and West Sussex and Midhurst in Hampshire since 1969, most latterly by Lesley Kelley, daughter of the founder.
Grandma’s Attic Fairs will now be running 29 events across four counties. To cope with all these extra venues, the Grandma’s Attic team has dropped fairs at Kingston Maurward near Dorchester, the Potters Heron Hotel in Romsey and the Masonic Hall at Lymington.
The first former Emmott Promotions event under the new Grandma’s Attic umbrella ran in Chichester on Sunday, January 12, at the Westgate Leisure Centre.
Brown said: “The first Chichester fair was full to capacity with 72 stallholders across 110 tables. Some major pieces of Mid-century Scandinavian glass were sold by one stallholder for in excess of £1000 and a Moorcroft Spitfire wall plaque titled Preparing to scramble by Paul Hilditch sold for over £500.”
New for this year is the launch of an antiques fair in Salisbury on Sunday, March 1.