The fair on the 1st July was well attended and you will see from the pictures from the fair that there were very many super collectables put up for sale by our excellent dealers.
Again dealers reported mixed results of visitor spending, many did well but others not so well, as indeed other fairs have experienced of late, the recession is one culprit!
Since we have been running the Preston Arms Fair we have built up so many loyal professional dealers, many of which have never missed a fair, and we would like to thank them all most sincerely for their loyalty and commitment to the venue.
As most dealers will know, we are moving back to the Swallow Hotel at Samlesbury near the M6 from the 6th November 2012, and where we will have four fairs next year (2013) February, May, August and November. We feel four venues per year allows for people to save up and not see the same items at each fair. The reason for the move is basically the car parking situation at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, it causes problems for dealers and collectors alike and the move has been welcomed by virtually all of our regular dealers.
The fair will not be as large but has a very friendly atmosphere and is easy to get to with ample car parking facilities.
We hope to see you all at our Summer Fair on the 12th August 2012 and please drive safely.
Best wishes from Preston Arms Fair