Sunday, 23 August 2009

Builth Wells, A great antique fair

The Entrance to Builth Wells

Sitting in the garden with his feet up, the sun warming his nose Mouse is in a very relaxed mood. I thought you would be out antiquing I say. "I like to pick and choose the fairs I go to and at the moment I am looking forward to the start of September. Builth Wells is great, one of my favorites".

The BBC film here quite a bit, Bargain Hunt is one of their favorites. The Tardis is not for sale!

That's right in the middle of Wales, is that a good place for a fair I ask. "Oh yes, dealers come from all over, and a lot of buyers save their pennies for this one. It is certainly the best fair in Wales so you have the excitement of the local catchment plus those that travel. The other great thing about it is the quality spread. There is everything from the simple to the very best, antiques and collectibles as well as quirky decorators items. It is large and there really is something for everyone.

One of Outside stands setting up for the hoardes

The countryside is lovely, it is one of the most unspoilt regions in Britain let alone Wales". I gather you will be going, so when is the next one I ask. "Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th September, I can't decide whether to make a weekend of it". Not been great weather I comment.

One of the indoor 'barns' just as the gates open.

"I have found 19th century gilt bronze, Wedgwood Majolica, Webb Cameo scents and a fantastic range of furniture". He muses for a moment, "and there is some really good cheese made in Wales..." I think the decision is made.