Antique treasures on show in Gedney Drove End

Dealers at a charity antiques and collectibes fair for the RAF Benevolent Fund at Gedney Drove End Village Hall are Alice Donaghue, Wendy Nuccoll, Rachel Donaghue, Jimmy Clark, Bert Spencer and Ian Cook.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Dealers at a charity antiques and collectibes fair for the RAF Benevolent Fund at Gedney Drove End Village Hall are Alice Donaghue, Wendy Nuccoll, Rachel Donaghue, Jimmy Clark, Bert Spencer and Ian Cook. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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The world of antiques and collectables came to Gedney Drove End Village Hall where a charity event took place for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The world of antiques and collectables came to Gedney Drove End Village Hall where a charity event took place for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Long Sutton antiques dealer Jimmy Clark with a bronze casting of a blacksmith at work.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Long Sutton antiques dealer Jimmy Clark with a bronze casting of a blacksmith at work. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Up to 70 people visited the five-hour event on Sunday when a variety of antique dealers and stallholders from Long Sutton and Spalding tempted people into parting with their cash.

Organiser Tracey Thomas said: “I’ve held craft and gift fairs before at the village hall but me and my husband Bill decided to give the community something different in terms of an antiques and collectables fair.

“People who wanted to sell things they had collected over the years, most of the items being ceramics.

“We did very well and we had a very exciting day.”

Rachel and Alice Donaghue of Posh Plan Mr B Vintage Clothes of Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Rachel and Alice Donaghue of Posh Plan Mr B Vintage Clothes of Long Sutton. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Among the dealers were Rachel and Alice Donaghue of Posh Plan Mr B Vintage Clothing, antiques specialists Jimmy Clark and Ian Cook, all of Long Sutton, and Wendy Nuccoll of Spalding.

Bert Spencer of Holbeach St Marks, who visited the fair, said: “It was very pleasant, people were very warm and it seemed to be popular with the Gedney Drove End community.

“I’ve always supported charities like the RAF Benevolent Fund when they have them round here and at the Anglia Hotel in Fleet.”

There are hopes of another charity fair in the summer and Tracey said: “This part of the county is very well known for its RAF links so we thought it would be a very fitting charity to support.

“We were very grateful for the villagers who came out to support us on what was a bitterly cold day.”