Antique experts and celebrities in their classic cars will stop-over at a vintage fair in Chingford on Saturday

Danny Aldridge at the Chingford fair in April

Danny Aldridge at the Chingford fair in April

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A vintage fair set up by a married couple as a hobby is to feature on a new series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

Antique experts Danny Harper and Christina Trevanion from the hit BBC programme will travel to Chingford in their classic cars, accompanied by two celebrities, on Saturday. 

British journalist and broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray, and Baronees King of Bow Oona King, will be on the lookout for prized possessions and hidden gems at Lyndan Antiques and Vintage Fair inside St Teresa's Hall in Station Road. 

The fair, run on the last Saturday of every month, was founded two years ago as a hobby by Danny Aldridge, 53, a former bus driver and his wife Lyn, 52. 

The married couple of Oakdale Gardens in Chingford have also recently taken over a long-established vintage market at Woodford Memorial Hall in High Road, South Woodford.  

The cast and crew will spend approximately three hours filming at the fair from around 10am to 1pm. 

Mr Aldridge says the fair has something for everyone, and is excited about meeting Mr Harper. 

 He said: "He's a bit of a character and specialises in off-the-wall type goods so it will be interesting to see what catches his eye. 

"This is a great advert for the fair and endorses the fact we sell decent stuff.

"They will be on our doorstep Saturday morning and if they know what they're looking for, there's always a bargain to be had."  

Regular stallholders at the fair include dealers specialising in vintage perfume, Moorcroft pottery, medals and Masonic items.  

 

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6:54pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Bernadette will be excited.
Bernadette will be excited. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: -4

1:04am Thu 24 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

'British journalist and broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray, and one other unconfirmed celebrity, will be on the lookout for prized possessions and hidden gems at Lyndan Antiques and Vintage Fair inside St Teresa's Hall in Station Road'

They will have to look hard as most antiques sales I've been to locally have been glorified boot sales.
'British journalist and broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray, and one other unconfirmed celebrity, will be on the lookout for prized possessions and hidden gems at Lyndan Antiques and Vintage Fair inside St Teresa's Hall in Station Road' They will have to look hard as most antiques sales I've been to locally have been glorified boot sales. Villagecranberry
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9:02am Thu 24 Jul 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Overpriced when I visited.
Overpriced when I visited. Howard Wolowitz
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10:32pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Howard Wolowitz wrote:
Overpriced when I visited.
Vastly.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Wolowitz[/bold] wrote: Overpriced when I visited.[/p][/quote]Vastly. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

3:48pm Sun 3 Aug 14

lyndan antiques says...

Villagecranberry say's glorified bootsale with probably the best Vintage Perfume dealer in the Country and secretary of the IPBA(international Perfume Bottle Association),Moorcro
ft,silver,Costume Jewellery and Pens plus lots more i feel you should actually pay a visit before passing judement
Howard Wolowitz please explain your comment tell us what you think was over priced,if you know what your looking for bargains are there to be had as proved by the Antique Road Trip recent visit and purchase of 6 items if you watch the series you will find that they normally buy 1 or 2 items from each venue,
i hope readers will visit and pass there own judgement, you can always approach me and discuss any issues as all honest opinions are welcome
Villagecranberry say's glorified bootsale with probably the best Vintage Perfume dealer in the Country and secretary of the IPBA(international Perfume Bottle Association),Moorcro ft,silver,Costume Jewellery and Pens plus lots more i feel you should actually pay a visit before passing judement Howard Wolowitz please explain your comment tell us what you think was over priced,if you know what your looking for bargains are there to be had as proved by the Antique Road Trip recent visit and purchase of 6 items if you watch the series you will find that they normally buy 1 or 2 items from each venue, i hope readers will visit and pass there own judgement, you can always approach me and discuss any issues as all honest opinions are welcome lyndan antiques
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

I do indeed watch some of these antique programmes, how do you miss them. I take a keen interest having a keen collector in Mrs. Wolowitz. We visited several months ago and the only thing that was wanted at a reasonable price was trivet £6 I am told was paid.
I understand that the items sold on this edition of the show were knocked down keenly by the celeb buyers probably pre scripted, maybe you can fill us in on this. Do the celebs make a profit when they buy from dealers around the country and sell at auction? If like the pros then doubtful. I feel they should have a programme buying at auction then selling to the public in fairs such as that portrayed, maybe one exists. Everybody and the dog appears to be in the trade these days, just look at all the forthcoming auctions listed in the ATG.
Then we have the upscale once adored rubbish being circulated from deepest France. Shabby chique or how to buy a piece of rubbish and pass it off as desirable.
Antique roadshow now that is a good programme.

Enough for now Lyndan could go on, but Lulu beckons.
I do indeed watch some of these antique programmes, how do you miss them. I take a keen interest having a keen collector in Mrs. Wolowitz. We visited several months ago and the only thing that was wanted at a reasonable price was trivet £6 I am told was paid. I understand that the items sold on this edition of the show were knocked down keenly by the celeb buyers probably pre scripted, maybe you can fill us in on this. Do the celebs make a profit when they buy from dealers around the country and sell at auction? If like the pros then doubtful. I feel they should have a programme buying at auction then selling to the public in fairs such as that portrayed, maybe one exists. Everybody and the dog appears to be in the trade these days, just look at all the forthcoming auctions listed in the ATG. Then we have the upscale once adored rubbish being circulated from deepest France. Shabby chique or how to buy a piece of rubbish and pass it off as desirable. Antique roadshow now that is a good programme. Enough for now Lyndan could go on, but Lulu beckons. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Mon 4 Aug 14

lyndan antiques says...

I can tell you nothing was pre-scripted they called me the week of the fair arranged to visit turned up on the day and found the items they bought,yes they drove a hard bargain but haggling is a all part of the fun you make an offer and the dealer will counter,hopefully you will come to a joint satisfactory price.
As for your comment on upscale shabby chique or whatever i will just say "ones rubbish is another mans treasure", we all have our own taste's and styles but this kind of stuff although not my taste is very popular.
I do hope you pop along and see us again make yourself known and we can chat a bit more, Chingford last Sat of each month, Woodford Memorial Hall 1st Sat of each month.
Dan
I can tell you nothing was pre-scripted they called me the week of the fair arranged to visit turned up on the day and found the items they bought,yes they drove a hard bargain but haggling is a all part of the fun you make an offer and the dealer will counter,hopefully you will come to a joint satisfactory price. As for your comment on upscale shabby chique or whatever i will just say "ones rubbish is another mans treasure", we all have our own taste's and styles but this kind of stuff although not my taste is very popular. I do hope you pop along and see us again make yourself known and we can chat a bit more, Chingford last Sat of each month, Woodford Memorial Hall 1st Sat of each month. Dan lyndan antiques
  • Score: 0

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