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Post by NaomiM on December 23rd 2012, 1:53 pm

Winchester Leisure Centre, New Years Day. - my favourite fair of the year.

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Post by ppcollectables on December 23rd 2012, 6:06 pm

I'm usually just by the entrance. Happy to give forum members best possible discount.
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Post by NaomiM on December 23rd 2012, 6:34 pm

ppcollectables wrote:I'm usually just by the entrance. Happy to give forum members best possible discount.

Cheers. Hope to see you there if I can escape from the family. Happy

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Post by brin mcardle on December 23rd 2012, 8:06 pm

is it near the Station ??
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Post by NaomiM on December 23rd 2012, 8:25 pm

brin mcardle wrote:is it near the Station ??

Near enough. It should be sign posted, but basically, from the station, walk straight down City Road, which becomes N Walls at the first set of traffic lights, keep going down hill and turn left into Hyde Abbey Road at the second set of traffic lights. Bear right and you'll come to River Park Leisure Centre.

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Post by brin mcardle on December 23rd 2012, 8:59 pm

thanks Naomi
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Post by bistoboy on December 23rd 2012, 11:28 pm

oh, may go to this one for a change - if i'm not hungover from the night before
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Post by NaomiM on December 23rd 2012, 11:47 pm

Leave me some bargains. Happy

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Post by bistoboy on December 26th 2012, 9:08 am

just looked on internet antiques fairs websites and can't find any mention of the Winchester fair on NY day - is it def on this year?
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Post by NaomiM on December 26th 2012, 11:55 am

bistoboy wrote:just looked on internet antiques fairs websites and can't find any mention of the Winchester fair on NY day - is it def on this year?


http://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique_fair/winchester_antiques_fair/af281

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Post by bistoboy on December 26th 2012, 6:24 pm

Cool
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Post by ppcollectables on December 26th 2012, 6:32 pm

Been going for quite a while, I've had a stand for about 7 years. Enough stalls to interest most people. I specialise in Poole pottery and also Beswick farm animals as my 'plan B'. I think official opening time is 9.30a.m. until 4.00p.m.
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Post by bistoboy on January 2nd 2013, 12:01 am

went to Winchester today - and OMG it was busy. Too busy for me, felt very claustrophobic. Lots of 'older' people who tend to shuffle along the line of stalls, literally hugging the table edges, clinging on for dear life just like a game of musical chairs and they're waiting for the music to stop. Made it very difficult to see much of what was on offer - think i'll stick to fairs like those at racecourses where there tends to be more room to move freely. It was a shame, as from what i did see, there was a good variety of stalls with some quality (but also, some of the same old-same old that i've seen them selling at other local fairs like Chichester and Midhurst.
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Post by NaomiM on January 2nd 2013, 12:29 am

Yes it did get very busy. I got there at 9am and left at noon when the crush was at it's greatest. Maybe there was just one person in an electric chair, but I seemed to trip over them every time I turned round.
I heard the organiser going round several stallholders booking them for Midhurst, but some only do Winchester.
At least the rain held off.

I did chat to you ppcollectables, but was so caught up in the pots I forgot to mention I was off the forum. Next time. Happy

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Post by ppcollectables on January 2nd 2013, 6:04 pm

It is usually busy on Jan 1st but I guess the all the recent rain meant that going for a walk or doing other outdoor type things was not possible so probably busier than usual up until 1.00ish when numbers dropped considerably. I don't do Midhurst but do Chichester and Fontwell park - Goodwood clashes with Winchester as both are on the bank holiday mondays. Goodwood is ok but it is very exposed so not so good if the weather is iffy.
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Post by ppcollectables on December 27th 2016, 3:05 pm

Winchester leisure centre on New Years Day. Hope to see some of you there, I should be near door as usual.
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Post by ppcollectables on December 28th 2017, 9:34 am

Will be at Winchester on New Years Day as usual, bringing lots of new pieces. Hope to say hello to some forum members, should be near the door.
Naomi, if you make it I have something for you ( don't get too excited as its not worth a special journey ).
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Post by NaomiM on December 28th 2017, 1:24 pm

Will be there, PP :) Bringing a friend so it'll probably be in the afternoon as they have to walk the dog first! Doh!

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Post by ppcollectables on December 28th 2018, 4:00 pm

Winchester fair again on New Years Day, its usually busy but will anyone be spending their money? Hope any members down that way will find time to visit, I'm along the front wall in my usual place. A mix of Poole and other ceramics plus other 'stuff'.
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