Delighted that our old friend Nick Bayliss of Continuity Fairs has now taken over the management of the Stafford Antiques Fair held at Bingley Hall on the Staffordshire Showground. Formerly a thriving enterprise whilst under the stewardship of the Bowman family, the fair, at which we ourselves exhibited for many years, had deteriorated badly during recent times while operating under the IACF banner. A classic illustration perhaps of the difficulties so often encountered between large corporate groups and small self-employed businesses.
Having known both Nick and his late parents, seasoned professional Antique Dealers all, for many years, we have no doubt that under his experienced and enlightened management, the fair will now rise like a phoenix from the ashes of IACF’s recent rather dismal record.
For ourselves, our Saturday visit proved both enjoyable and successful ~ As usual, we met lots of old friends and came away at the end of a happy afternoon laden with treasures ~ Altogether time well spent ~ The next fair is scheduled to take place over the weekend of June 27 / 28 ~ We shall be there and would wholeheartedly recommend that you treat yourself to a visit ~ You may be confident that you will not be disappointed ~