Chiswick Antiques market cancelled

The new Antiques and Vintage market which was to have been held this Sunday in Chiswick High Rd has been cancelled.

Chiswick councillors were informed by LB Hounslow on Friday 11 December that the antiques market that was to have been held on 13 December had been cancelled because the Council was not satisfied that the market organisers would provide a Covid secure environment.

According to the email the councillors received, the organisers had not provided sufficient evidence that the running of the market would ensure general public safety. The Council said it would continue to work with the organisers to ensure it could operate appropriately at the proposed market for January.

Image above: St Albans Antiques and Vintage market

Jennifer Titmuss, who runs a regular antiques and vintage market in St Albans, was granted a licence last month to place stalls in Old Market Place, where Chiswick Flower Market is held, and all along the south side of the High Rd as far as the South Beach shop at 123 Chiswick High Road.

“A monthly antique and vintage market would bring visitors, vibrancy and opportunity to an already popular and atmospheric community, help improve the potential for local shops and businesses, particularly after such a hard and terrible year” Jennifer told LB Hounslow’s licensing committee.

The antiques and vintage market was due to start on Sunday 13 December, to be held on the second Sunday of every month, with up to 80 traders once Covid restrictions are lifted, selling all sorts of antique and vintage objects, including architectural salvage, furniture (upcycled and not), French Brocante, ‘collectables’ such as china dolls and World War II memorabilia, ‘ephemera’ – printed materials such as post cards – and ‘kitchenabilia’ – old kitchen stuff.

In her submission to Hounslow Council’s Licensing committee, Jennifer Titmuss said the layout of the market had been designed for easy access for people to the shops as well as to the stalls, in both a Covid and post-Covid scenario.

The Chiswick Calendar is trying to reach Jennifer for a comment.

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