South Tyneside will see the return of the popular antiques fair, which was held at Hedworth Hall in South Shields during the 1980s and 1990s. Avid collectors used to travel from the North East to look for bargains, only to be disappointed when the fair ceased 15 years ago. However, 20th November will see the return of the popular market, with antiques being sold, along with a wide range of crafts.
The organiser of the fair, Helen Irving first started arranging the fairs 30 years ago when she launched the family business, Quintet Productions Ltd. The fairs were held at Hedworth Hall until the 1990s, when the hall was taken over by different management, which is when it became unavailable. However, as management of the hall has transferred to another company, Mrs Irving hopes that the fair will become a regular event.
Similar fairs are organised by the family business in the Scottish Borders and in Northern England, providing a venue for people to sell antiques or look for bargains. Some of the fairs are antique fairs, and others are to sell crafts. Hedworth Hall will be to sell antiques and crafts.
A number of people enjoy hunting for antiques, and not only at weekends at organised fairs. For instance, if you are looking for antique dining chairs in the Preston area, you will discover many reputable antique dealers who are happy to show you some of the finest pieces of antique furniture.
According to Mrs Irving, the organiser of the antiques and crafts fair the event will provide something of interest for everyone.
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