Keen observers of our shop in Clitheroe may have noticed that it is now empty. Well the decision to flee came slowly then gathered pace as I weighed up the pros and cons of shop life. While the shop was a necessity at first, acting as photo studio, storage space and retail outlet it quietly began to lose its lustre as footfall fell off a cliff. Talk about a DRAG ! I’m not the guy to sit there and wait for customers while sitting on my hands. Life’s far to short..& my feet are far to itchy. I crave movement – I want to stay fluid not static. My forte is being out and about sourcing great stock, eating bacon butties, camping folk, walking the dog and fishing on the river Ribble for Salmon.
I had a dilemma ….. how to trade, keep the fun stuff rolling and earn just enough to enable me to maintain my self employed status….. If only I could have a shop that was a popular destination for public and trade for antiques, collectables, art, furniture and other class acts. A large space populated by other discerning dealers, well presented pitches, with quick links to the mighty M6 and open the preverbal seven days a week……..That was run by a knowledgeable band of friendly staff. Preferably the drive to it would take me parallel to the river Ribble, allowing me to fish yet not be too far from work ………..A Nirvana – surely I wanted to much….It was just an impossible dream…
Step forward Preston Antiques Centre…….A quick chat and a tour was all it took – I had seen the light & I didn’t need telling twice. Open 7 days and the best bit is I don’t need to be there ! Rejoice & Floss your arse off…..
All our stock is now on display on the 1st floor at Preston Antiques Centre, The Mill, New Hall Ln, Preston PR1 5NQ – OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. 20 plus dealers under one roof – lovely large well kept pitches curated by discerning dealers – its a superb space for anybody looking to enhance their home.
All enquires contact me – James on 07756211120
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