Honiton Antiques Festival hailed a success
Visitors flock to town considered the antiques centre of the South West.
The inaugural Honiton Antiques Festival, staged last week, has been hailed a success.
Organised to coincide with National Antiques Week, the event thrust Honiton, considered the antiques centre of the South West, into the national spotlight.
Business leaders heard at a meeting of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry that visitors from across the country had flocked to the town - attracted by a packed programme of antique-themed events.
Allhallows Museum opened out-of-season to cater for the visitors and its lace and pottery displays were popular attractions.
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The festival was spearheaded by Elizabeth Chilcott, of Chilcott’s auction house, and supported by antique dealers and Honiton Town Council, as well as the chamber of commerce.
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