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The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5 January 2020

 

Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020 

Shepton Flea Showering Pavilion

Event: The Giant Shepton Flea Market
Organiser: Shepton Flea Market
Venue: The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
Date: 5 January 2020

Enquiries:

Tel: 01278 784912

 Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020

Top Hat man Andy Dutch

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

One of the West’s most popular collecting extravaganza, The Giant Shepton Flea Market celebrates its 100th occasion when dealers and sellers gather at the first event of the new decade on 5 January 2020.

Organised by Sue Ede and her husband, Peter and daughter Katie, the ‘Shepton Flea’ has become a West Country phenomenon. More than 450 stallholders assemble seven times every year at the Royal Bath & West Showground for one day of frantic selling and buying.  In excess of 4,000 visitors arrive from across the southwest and beyond.

The ’Shepton Flea’ started in 2001 after Sue Ede had spent more than 20 years running antiques fairs and markets across the country under her own name and with big exhibition companies. Sue recognized an opportunity to provide the West Country with an affordable one-day fair that combined a huge range of vintage and collectable pieces offered for sale by trade and private sellers.

‘It was the combination of trade and private sellers emptying their lofts and garages that has made it such a success,’ explains Sue. ‘I never know who our private sellers are, but for trade buyers their presence is a powerful magnet. You just never know who and what’s going to turn up!’

 Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020

Outdoors at The Giant Shepton Flea Market - The fair offers everything for sale from antiques, jewellery, militaria, prints and pictures, ornaments, gardening tools and furniture to toys, cds, cards, sweets, clothes, books, and much more. There are at least 200 stands inside and 200+ outside.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The fair has also succeeded in attracting professional and occasional dealers from all over the country and abroad.  Organiser Sue Ede told ANF: "The ferry ports at Portsmouth and Plymouth are used to seeing our stallholders from France arriving with their cars and vans loaded as they head to Somerset".

Many stallholders have stood at almost all the 100 Shepton Fleas. Regulars include Andy Dutch, known as the Top Hat man; Wood Tools (specialising in vintage garden and domestic tools), Norman Gould (vintage county maps); Gwen Rodgers (vintage clothing and fur coats) Richard Paul (vinyl records), David White (old clocks) and Iris Watkinson (vintage Ordinance survey maps).

In recent fairs, they have been joined by well-known names from the wider antiques trade such as King George Antiques (furniture and decorative pieces), Tina Brown (furniture) and John Reed-Smith with upholstered furniture, mirrors, paintings and decorative accessories.

There is a licensed restaurant, which serves lunch and a burger van and pasty van that serve the best pasties in the South West. 

Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020
 

A large Walt Disney Vintage Pinocchio Statue Figurine Reading Book.

 Antiques News - Antiques Fair - The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, 27-29 October 2017

Teddy bears ready for a picnic !

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £4.50 per adult, children are free. Open from 09.30am to 4.00pm. For more information visit Shepton Flea Market

 

 

 

Cover Image: A large Walt Disney Vintage Pinocchio Statue Figurine Reading Book.



News & Fairs Previews

The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5 January 2020

 

Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020 

Shepton Flea Showering Pavilion

Event: The Giant Shepton Flea Market
Organiser: Shepton Flea Market
Venue: The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
Date: 5 January 2020

Enquiries:

Tel: 01278 784912

 Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020

Top Hat man Andy Dutch

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

One of the West’s most popular collecting extravaganza, The Giant Shepton Flea Market celebrates its 100th occasion when dealers and sellers gather at the first event of the new decade on 5 January 2020.

Organised by Sue Ede and her husband, Peter and daughter Katie, the ‘Shepton Flea’ has become a West Country phenomenon. More than 450 stallholders assemble seven times every year at the Royal Bath & West Showground for one day of frantic selling and buying.  In excess of 4,000 visitors arrive from across the southwest and beyond.

The ’Shepton Flea’ started in 2001 after Sue Ede had spent more than 20 years running antiques fairs and markets across the country under her own name and with big exhibition companies. Sue recognized an opportunity to provide the West Country with an affordable one-day fair that combined a huge range of vintage and collectable pieces offered for sale by trade and private sellers.

‘It was the combination of trade and private sellers emptying their lofts and garages that has made it such a success,’ explains Sue. ‘I never know who our private sellers are, but for trade buyers their presence is a powerful magnet. You just never know who and what’s going to turn up!’

 Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020

Outdoors at The Giant Shepton Flea Market - The fair offers everything for sale from antiques, jewellery, militaria, prints and pictures, ornaments, gardening tools and furniture to toys, cds, cards, sweets, clothes, books, and much more. There are at least 200 stands inside and 200+ outside.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The fair has also succeeded in attracting professional and occasional dealers from all over the country and abroad.  Organiser Sue Ede told ANF: "The ferry ports at Portsmouth and Plymouth are used to seeing our stallholders from France arriving with their cars and vans loaded as they head to Somerset".

Many stallholders have stood at almost all the 100 Shepton Fleas. Regulars include Andy Dutch, known as the Top Hat man; Wood Tools (specialising in vintage garden and domestic tools), Norman Gould (vintage county maps); Gwen Rodgers (vintage clothing and fur coats) Richard Paul (vinyl records), David White (old clocks) and Iris Watkinson (vintage Ordinance survey maps).

In recent fairs, they have been joined by well-known names from the wider antiques trade such as King George Antiques (furniture and decorative pieces), Tina Brown (furniture) and John Reed-Smith with upholstered furniture, mirrors, paintings and decorative accessories.

There is a licensed restaurant, which serves lunch and a burger van and pasty van that serve the best pasties in the South West. 

Antiques News - The Giant Shepton Flea Market - 5th January 2020
 

A large Walt Disney Vintage Pinocchio Statue Figurine Reading Book.

 Antiques News - Antiques Fair - The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, 27-29 October 2017

Teddy bears ready for a picnic !

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £4.50 per adult, children are free. Open from 09.30am to 4.00pm. For more information visit Shepton Flea Market

 

 

 

Cover Image: A large Walt Disney Vintage Pinocchio Statue Figurine Reading Book.