I’m happy to say I’ll be exhibiting at a brand new fair at Bantock House Museum, this Sunday 21st October.
The fair, so far, is small, (about a dozen stands) but all fairs have to start somewhere, and this fair, being held in the sort of historic house we regularly miniaturise, is starting in a good place. It will be open from 11 till 4 and admission to the fair is only 50p.
The museum itself www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/about-bantock-house in a house once lived in by the Mayor of Wolverhampton and his family, the Bantocks, is surrounded by enormous grounds now accommodating a nature trail. Inside there are enough upper class features to keep even Mrs Beetroot happy. If you are looking for a lovely day out to research a possibly Edwardian or Victorian dolls house, this is just the place to do it. I had a long phase at the start of my miniatures career when I’d been in more historic houses than a peripatetic butler, in fact there are still a few on the list that I haven’t managed to see and this is one of them. So, after a dawn start, if I can spare a few minutes, I will be visiting the display of old toys at the very least. I understand there are some very good examples of the type of luxury wares made in the heyday of this house and exported everywhere, when Birmingham was the workshop of the world.
All in all an inspiring family day out and a little dolls house fair as well. I’d be so pleased to see you there between 11 and 4 and, as always, I’d love to hear about your house.
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