Saturday, 24 November 2007

Off to the fairs

The time has around again when we must pick up all of our stock and head for the fairs.
In just over a week we will be filling the van to the roof and travelling over the Pennines to the wonderfu fair at Swinderby, Lincolnshire. This Antiques fair is huge and grows bigger each year. Buyers arrive from all four corners of the globe to ship out the superb antiques and collectables that are on display. The Christmas Swinderby Fair is open on 4th and 5th December. You will need stout shoes for walking, warm clothes and waterproofs just in case. The best day to visit is the Tuesday which is trade day but anyone is welcome. Many of the outside pitches leave after this day so if you want to view everything then Tuesday is recommended.
There are huge marquees, which is great for this time of year, food stalls, disabled facilities with mobility scooters for hire and International lounges.
It is free entrance on Wednesday.
On the Wednesday after we have packed everything up we normally move down the road to the Newark International Antiques fair but this time we are off to Stafford Bingley Hall Antiques Fair until the Sunday evening. This is a much smaller affair n comparison to Swinderby but warm, friendly and just as much fun. It is all inside in a huge building.
We will not only be taking our antique stock but also the vintage fabrics, textiles, trims and haberdashery you see on the
Rag Rescue website
plus much more which I haven't had time to put on the site.

Hope to see you there if you are in the UK at this time.
For more details on the Fairs see:-

Swinderby International Antiques fair
Bowmans Antiques Fair Stafford

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