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Warwick To Get Weekly Antique Market

Warwick could be getting a regular antiques market – to add to the general event on Saturdays and monthly farmers market.

Warwick District Council is considering the idea of a sale of antiques every Tuesday in the Market Place, which was refurbished this year a blaze of publicity.

Nuneaton is the nearest town to offer a weekly antique market sale.

Joe Baconnet, town centre manager for Warwick said:

“Warwick is a natural town to have a regular antiques markets given the amount of local activity, existing tourism base and access to national transport infrastructure.

“The revised market place layout gives the opportunity to have a new market without the need for street closures.

“Although there is the potential to establish a weekly year-round antiques on The Square, the initial objective will be to establish a successful monthly market in the town as a platform to build on.”

Research by the Warwick Chamber of Trade shows a large number of visitors are attracted by the antiques trade, and suggests that is worth about £5 million to the town each year.

There is likely to be a marquee to house the event, which could run weekly from Easter to October next year to coincide with better weather.

General markets are held weekly in Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth. 

These have been supplemented in all three towns by monthly farmers markets, and then an annual French Market (later rebranded a Continental Market) in the current craze for outdoor sales.

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CWN / Politics / Warwick District Council / 27 Sep 00

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