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Antiques fair back by popular demand at Himley Hall

An antiques fair returned to a Black Country beauty spot this weekend following huge demand from shoppers.

Antiques fair in Dudley

Stalls lined the grounds of the picturesque Himley Hall and Park estate, in Dudley, on Sunday, where various unique items were on sale as part of the Antique and Collectors Fair.

It followed the fair's previous event in July which organisers say was very well attended. That prompted them to hold the fair on Sunday. Usually the event is held every two months.

Paul Rowson, the event's organiser, said: "It was an absolutely terrific event. We have got traders on a waiting list wanting to attend. There was over 50 there on Sunday.

"The fair is becoming quite an event in the antiques calendar in the UK, certainly in the Midlands."

He said organisers went above and beyond in ensuring safety precautions for coronavirus with stalls spaced out at more than three metres apart.

Mr Rowson believes Himley Hall provided a nice backdrop to traders and shoppers.

"I can't tell you how many complements I had from traders about the fair," he continued.

"It was well attended despite the rain."

Even though the fair is usually held bi-monthly, Mr Rowson is planning on holding another one on September 20.

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