The long-running Norwich Original Fleamarket goes from strength to strength and is now bigger and better than ever. The antiques and vintage fair now has nearly 90 stalls which, starting from its next event on 16 June, grows to occupy the two largest rooms at the beautiful Grade I listed St. Andrew’s and Blackfriars’ Halls.
Helen Leith, who took over ownership of the Fleamarket at the end of last year, has turned it into a monthly event, making it the only regular antiques fair in the city. This move has proved very popular with buyers and the fair attracts well over 1,000 visitors each month on the hunt for antique and vintage bargains as well as enjoying delicious freshly-made food and drinks from
The Cloisters Cafe.
Les Flint, a well-established dealer in silver and jewellery from Leicestershire, who started at the
Fleamarket in May said “We absolutely loved it and had a brilliant day. It had a very friendly, buzzy atmosphere and we were really impressed with the variety of visitors – serious, older collectors, young families, dealers, everyone was there and it didn’t stop all day. We sold really well and buyers told us they loved the wide variety of good buys on offer.
We can’t wait for the next one.”
Tom David, a Norwich resident who has been coming to the Fleamarket for years said “I love this fair – I always find something interesting. In May I bought a really handsome working Art Deco clock for £25 – what a bargain!”
The Fleamarket’s remaining dates for this year are June 16, July 21, September 15, October 27, November 24 and the big Christmas Nostalgia Fair on 15 December.
Opening hours are 9am to 4pm and entry is only £1 and free to under 18s.
As well as the monthly Fleamarket, Helen Leith also runs the weekly Cloisters Fair at
The Halls, held every Wednesday, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.
For more information visit: www.cloistersfair.com or telephone 01603 630763.
For more information contact:
The Cloisters Fair