Bargain hunting as an antiques fair by Charlotte Williams, of Field Dogs Fairs, returns to Southwell Racecourse this month


Antiques and vintage enthusiasts can hunt for a bargain when the popular Antiques Market returns to Southwell Racecourse later this month.

Now in its sixth year run by Charlotte Williams, of Field Dogs Fairs, the fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday May 28 and 29.

Southwell Racecourse Field Dog Fairs Antique Competition. (56549136)

As usual, it will feature a wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls, food and drink and entertainment on Saturday.

Sellers come from all over the UK and their items cover antique furniture, vintage household items, garden items, collectible ceramics, glass, art and much more.

No wonder he makes a regular appearance on BBC1’s Bargain Hunt daytime show.

Southwell Racecourse Field Dog Fairs Antique Competition.  (56549134)
Southwell Racecourse Field Dog Fairs Antique Competition. (56549134)

Fans of the show will know that silver hallmarks are one of the most important factors in identifying antique silver.

These small stamped symbols authorized by analytical offices – lion for Sheffield, anchor for Birmingham, etc. – tell you the purity of the silver, the manufacturer of the item and sometimes even the date it was made.

Entry to the Southwell Antiques Fair is £4 for adults and £3 for concessions. Full event details can be found at www.fielddogfairs.com

Southwell Racecourse Field Dog Fairs Antique Competition.  (56549132)
Southwell Racecourse Field Dog Fairs Antique Competition. (56549132)

But we’ve partnered with Charlotte to give away free admission PLUS vouchers to spend at the show for three lucky readers through our contest.

First prize is free entry for two people plus £100 in vouchers. Second prize is free entry for two with £50 in vouchers and third prize is free entry for two plus £20 in vouchers.

Additionally, we are giving away five pairs of tickets providing free entry to the event for finalists.

All are eligible only for the May 2022 fair.

For a chance to win, simply answer the following question: What is the Birmingham Assay Office identifying mark (on UK items)? A) Lion B) Anchor C) Peacock.

Send your response to Antiques Fair Competition, Newark Advertiser, 10 Halifax Court, Fernwood Business Park, Fernwood, NG24 3JP.

You can also enter online here.

The closing date for entries is Friday, May 20 at noon.

The usual Iliffe Media rules apply.

Good luck!



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