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  • Uppingham Antiques Centre

    Antiques Shops in Uppingham

    For a small town Uppingham has a superb line-up of antiques and vintage shops, and collectors could easily while away half a day (stay for lunch, why don’t you?) browsing half a dozen different shops.  GARNERS: This is a shop for serious collectors or those looking to furnish a larger house, in that Garners specialises in 18th and 19th century ‘proper’ antiques, especially beautiful dining tables and matching chairs, sideboards etc. Also deals in fine... Continue reading

  • Christmas 2015 in Rutland

    Christmas 2015 in Rutland

    Like most of England, Rutland is having an unseasonably warm December, and in the run up to Christmas our markets and outdoor activities have been damp and blustery rather than ‘deep and crisp and even’.  Still, the streets of Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford are shining brightly thanks to the festive decorations and individual shops have really gone to town. My foray to Uppingham Christmas Market at the beginning of December was a blur of sloe... Continue reading

  • Stamford Summer Shopping

    I am sure Stamford is in Rutland – its heart and soul at least, if not its postcode!  It is much too beautiful a town to belong to Lincolnshire, and it is only a few yards over the Rutland county boundary.  Don’t get me wrong, Oakham and Uppingham are wonderful little towns, but Stamford is just a bit special. This afternoon Stamford was full of locals and visitors and the Town Meadows beside the River... Continue reading

  • What’s on in Rutland this weekend

    Five random places to visit and things to do in Rutland this weekend 1. The Priest’s House, Easton on the Hill – displays on the mining and use of Collyweston Slate, and early ironstone quarrying 2. Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham – 90 pots created by top Korean potter Lee Kang Hyo.  Free admission 3. Barnsdale Gardens – walks and walks about Roses (Saturday). Normal admission prices 4. Tolethorpe Open Air Theatre – the Stamford Shakespeare Company... Continue reading

  • Uppingham Antiques Brocante 15 April 2012

    Was this Rutland’s first antiques brocante?  It was certainly Uppingham’s, and congratulations to Uppingham Town Partnership for organising it. The stalls were in the Market Place, and in Crown Passage leading up to Rutland Antiques Centre – though I confess there were rather less than the 50 dealers that I read about in the Rutland Mercury.  However, there were plenty as far as I was concerned, and for Uppingham’s first such event, it was well... Continue reading

  • Late night Christmas shopping in Uppingham

    Just got back from a lovely couple of hours at Uppingham’s late night Christmas shopping event.  Coolish and a bit blustery, but nothing to what the weather was doing at about 4pm so we were all lucky.  Small children were everywhere, especially around the market square that had been turned into a mini fun-fair for them. Bumped into friends who are in The Princess and the Pea – this is Uppingham Theatre Company’s pantomime and... Continue reading

  • Bank Holiday in Rutland

    Didn’t want to waste the Bank Holiday Weekend, so have been to Deene Park’s Antiques Fair today and had a lovely time. Didn’t really want to spend any money: as usual with such projects, the cottage renovation is well over budget.. but I would always rather source unique items – not necessarily priceless antiques – than buy new. I couldn’t agree more with Kirsty Allsop: buying junk/vintage/second hand/antiques is true recycling, so good for the... Continue reading