Inaugural Bolsover Antiques & Collectors Fair announced
Bolsover will stage its first ever Antiques and Collectors Fair next May, following the completion of the town’s new public realm.
Organisers aim to attract dealers from across the region and beyond to fill Bolsover’s streets with everything from high-end collectables to quirky shabby chic.
“Now that construction work to transform our town centre has started, we are planning our events programme in earnest,” said Andrew Tristram, Bolsover Town Clerk.
“People already travel from far and wide to shop at the excellent Bolsover Antiques Centre, which is our organising partner for this event,” he said. “With our historical town as the backdrop, we hope the Bolsover Antiques and Collectors Fair will become one of our signature annual events, attracting visitors to enjoy soaking up an atmosphere steeped in history,” he added.
“We hope the event will live up to the success of the inaugural Bolsover Food and Drink Festival which brought in record crowds in July.”
Bolsover Antique Centre is home to 42 individual antiques dealers, selling everything from vintage tobacco boxes and 1950s records, to grandfather clocks, WWI soldier uniforms and home decor.
Carol Ford, who took over Bolsover Antique Centre last year, said: “We’re really excited about next year’s event as the timing is perfect with the changes happening in the town. We’re aiming to cover every aspect of antiques for all budgets, so we’d love to hear from anyone interested in exhibiting.”
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The event is part of the Discover Bolsover project, which has been developed following a successful bid for European Regional Development funding by Bolsover District Council.