Hospice to host antiques fair

As part of St Peter and St James Hospice’s 40th anniversary celebrations the charity will be holding its first ever Antiques and Collectors Fair this weekend.

The fair, which takes place on Sunday, July 19, will welcome guest television presenters from shows such as ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and ‘Antiques Roadtrip’.

The public will have the opportunity to have their items valued by the renowned television antique experts as well as looking around a number of stalls for hidden treasures.

The hospice, based in North Common Road,North Chailey,Lewes cares for patients from Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Uckfield and the surrounding villages.

There will also be distinguished, local experts on hand specialising in silver, ethnic antiques, clocks, soft toys, teddy bears, dolls, costumes, textiles, fashion, silver, jewellery, costume jewellery, books, paintings, scientific instruments, militaria, coins, medals, ceramics, glass and emporia.

The items need to be portable and it will cost just £5 to have three items valued with a £1 entry fee per person. As well as being able to see the beautiful Sussex countryside in which the Hospice is set, there will be live entertainment, refreshments and free parking.

Therese Wilson, Head of Retail including Vintage China Hire, said, “Visitors to our fair may be hoping to buy some vintage or antique china but they’ll also be able to enjoy actually eating cake and drinking tea from our beautiful and extensive range of delicate and pretty Vintage China.”