Antiques fair to join Gainsborough Market

A poster explaining MH Antiques and Fairs joining Gainsborough Market with stalls packed full of treasure and collectables.

Shoppers will be able to delve into a treasure trove of antiques this Easter as Gainsborough Market welcomes its first antiques fair to the town.

West Lindsey District Council is delighted to welcome MH Antiques and Fairs to its Saturday line-up. Known for their distinctive collection and extensive antiques knowledge, MH Antiques and Fairs will bring an array of antique-themed traders to the open-air market.  They will stand alongside the council’s regular Saturday market traders.

Visitors will be able to explore a range of timeless pieces while enjoying the fresh, open atmosphere in Gainsborough’s historic Market Place.

Cllr Trevor Young, Leader of West Lindsey District Council and ward member for Gainsborough has extended a warm welcome to newest market addition. He said: 

“I am delighted to welcome MH Antiques and Fairs to our market. They are looking to bring a unique blend of vintage artifacts and collectibles, offering shoppers an opportunity to explore and acquire distinctive items, enhancing the diversity and appeal of Gainsborough's weekly market.  I hope everyone will come and explore the antiques fair as well as supporting our regular traders and town centre businesses.”

The addition, of the weekly antiques fair, marks a significant step towards creating an inclusive and engaging marketplace. The first one will take place at the beginning of the Easter Bank Holiday on Saturday, 30 March 2024 and it will run every Saturday until 26 October 2024.

MH Antiques, who are based in Astra Antiques building of the Hemswell complex (cabinet E3) are looking forward to bringing something new to the town both for enthusiasts and casual shoppers alike. 

Mark and Harry from MH Antiques and Fairs, said: 

“We are proud to announce that we will be holding an antiques fair every Saturday on the historic marketplace in Gainsborough.  Gainsborough is perfectly located for an antiques fair being located next to the Hemswell complex between Newark, Retford, Market Rasen, Horncastle and Lincoln. These fairs will be orientated for the stall holders, the dealers and the private buyers. It will be run by antique dealers for antique dealers.”

Councillor Lesley Rollings, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee and Deputy Leader of the Council urged residents to embrace the opportunity to contribute to the success of Gainsborough's market. She said: 

“Markets are the heartbeat of our local communities, providing a space for social connection and supporting local businesses. Residents ask us all the time about how we can attract new stalls and traders and that is why we were delighted when we were approached by MH Antiques and Fairs who wanted to join our market and bring this new offer to the town.

“As we welcome MH Antiques and Fairs to Gainsborough, I would encourage everyone to show their support by exploring the diverse offerings and unique treasures our market has to offer.”

  • To book a stall at the antiques fair please contact MH Antiques direct on 07957249202 or 07494712475 or though the MH Antiques and Fairs Facebook page.
  • For all other enquiries relating to our markets please contact our Markets Officer on 01427 676676

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