Many thanks to all of those customers who braved a wet August Monday and came along this week to buy from us traders. This was our first time at Newbury with the Driver John stand. It wasn’t the nest of weather for much of what we stock, and so we have signed up for the next two fairs in October and December for an inside pitch instead. Continue reading
We will have an outside pitch at the Newbury Antiques & Collectors Fair this month. The racecourse at Newbury is a great venue with plenty of parking and good facilities and Newbury is a nice little town with lots of shops and places to eat so why now make a day of it and come along.
The web site is here: Newbury Antiques Fair for details of times, charges and directions.
It has been two years since we started trading at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre and alomost two months since we moved across the top floor to our new and larger space.
We are very happy to be a part of the thriving historic docks area and love the way that the docks complex continues to develop. The potential that we saw back in 2013 was the prime reason that we chose Gloucester over the other possible locations and we’re sure that we made the right decision.
We try and keep a wide range of items in stock at GQAC to suit a range of interests and pockets. There is always a good stock of books and things to hang on the wall. In amongst the current stock you will find some airline crockery, a selection of car badges, some collectables from ocean and cruise liners and some great advertising material from the fifties through to more recent days. Prices range from less than a fiver up to three figures. We add new stock every two or three weeks.
Our specialities are probably of more interest to blokes and if you are looking for mantiques there are other traders in the antiques centre; we have a railwayana specialist, another automobila display, a vintage toy space and an autographed sports memorabilia dealer to name a few. There are around 100 dealers trading across the three floors so there is something for everyone.
You also have the outlet centre, the waterways museum, a military museum and plenty of places to eat. With ample parking and the city centre a five minute walk away (the railway station is about fiftenn minutes walk) it makes a great place to spend a day out with the family. Why not make it a weekend? There is a good range of hotels to choose from and if you want to push the boat out come for a week and explore the Cotswolds, the Wye Valley and border country too, for they are all a short drive from Gloucester.
So what if Mercedes did try to sucker Williams during the British GP? That sort of thing has been going on since the early days of motor sport and we don’t see the problem.
Yes there could be an H&S issue; people in the pit lane are always at risk, but here we are talking about an empty pit lane anyway so let’s not be silly.
The only time that such a tactic might be inadvisable is if one of the teams in an adjacent garage was pitting, both from the risk of getting hit and also from the dummy crew impeding the other vehicle, so this is one rule that we think they don’t need. A bit of kidology is a Fair part of the game and if they really think that there is a safety issue then let them implement something else that we have advocated here before as a cost saving measure; limit the number of people over the wall during pit stops.
Apologies if you have visited our web site and tried to use the link to our Amazon store. All of our current stock is listed there, but is showing as “Unavailable” for reasons that we cannot, as yet, resolve. All of these books are in stock, so if there is one that you are interested in please email us for price and delivery.
We will continue to pester Amazon customer service to try and resolve the problem. Hopefully it won’t take too long, but it has taken nearly two weeks so far and still (as of 11/7/2015) they cannot sort it out.