Antiques News & Fairs
all about antiques design & fairs since 1998

July 2024: ANTIQUES NEWS & FAIRS is moving to a new home at The House Directory - where antiques meet interior design!  A new and exciting collaboration aligning our 2 brands for a wider reach.  Stay tuned for more news!

About Us

Gail McLeod, publisher and editor of Antiques News & Fairs, is a highly respected leader and representative of the antiques industry.  She has been involved in publications, shows, fairs and associations for twenty-five years. She founded Antiques Young Guns with colleague Antiques Roadshow Expert Mark Hill to promote the interests of dealers at the beginning of their career.  She also founded National Antiques Week and the West of England Antiques Dealers' Association. She is an expert in antiques trade sourcing and buying tours for the international market and she also serves as the UK agent for The Antiques Diva & Company antiques shopping tours.  Gail has managed the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair for more than 25 years.



Gail McLeod - Publisher & Editor Antiques News & Fairs

Antiques News & Fairs works to establish worldwide contacts between private and trade buyers and sellers by acting as a portal site for respected antique dealers and event organisers and by publishing up-to-date news and feature content and carries the top ranked antiques fairs calendar in the United Kingdom. 

Antiques News & Fairs originated in 1997, when the newspaper, Antiques & Art Independent was published for the first time and went on to publish over half a million copies.  It was published on the internet a few months later when in 1998, Antiques & Art Independent linked up with an American antiques newspaper The New England Antiques Journal, and established an internet edition to promote the British antiques trade on both sides of the Atlantic. 

In 2001 Antiques & Art Independent converted to internet only publication with the domain name

Following ten successful years Antiques News was acquired by Gail McLeod and was re-launched in October 2008 under the name of Antiques News & Fairs reflecting the popularity of the Fairs Calendar on the site.


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Gail McLeod
Antiques News & Fairs
PO Box 3369, Chippenham, Wilts SN15 9DU

+44 (0)1225 743647  
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