Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Salvo Fair returns this weekend

THE largest architectural salvage fair in the UK will take place at Fawley Hill on Saturday and Sunday

THE largest architectural salvage fair in the UK will take place at Fawley Hill on Saturday and Sunday.

Exhibitors from all over the UK and Europe will be at Salvo Fair 2015, selling their wares at the home of Sir William and Lady McAlpine.

There will be a wide range of architectural antiques, reclaimed building materials, garden antiques, decorative antiques and retro, vintage, industrial and upcycled items.

Among the exhibitors will be Architectural Salvage Source, from Hertfordshire, which is planning to bring antique garden ornaments, reclaimed bricks, reclaimed flooring, antique bathrooms, vintage lighting and decorative pieces.

Antique Church Furnishings, from Surrey, which has exhibited at every Salvo fair since 2004, will bring rescued old church pews, chairs, benches and church fixtures and fittings.

Chiltern Antiques, from Henley, is bringing genuine old Royal Mail postboxes.

Lady McAlpine said: ?There will be everything from chunks of old churches, vast gates and doorways to decorative antiques which might be old buckets or baskets. Need one brass escutcheon to match a set? You are very likely to find it here. Need a 10ft high garden urn? There were six of them last year.?

Ruby Hazael, co-organiser of Salvo Fair said: ?Sir William McAlpine has built an extraordinary home on the outskirts of Henley with a full-size steam railway, a railway museum and 400 rescued animals. We are honoured to be able to hold the Salvo Fair at Fawley Hill and very excited that our visitors will not only be able to browse and buy at the largest salvage fair in the country but will also be able to experience Fawley Hill's attractions.?

Refreshments will be available from Time for Tea Vintage and the Daisy the Ice Cream Van and there will be a cocktail bar.

The event will be open on Friday for trade only and Sir William?s train will be running on Sunday (£5 per person). A ticket for Saturday or Sunday costs £9 per adult and child or £32 for a family ticket (two adults, two children aged four to 16) on the day or £8 (£29) in advance. Children under four enter free.

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