Thursday, May 08, 2008

Salvo Fair's four page spread in Period Living










Snippets include;
For those in the know, the annual Salvo Fair is an opportunity to snap up original features from salvage yards tat stay hidden away for much of the year, says Caroline Wheater.
Whatever your fancy, the annual Salvo Fair held at grand Knebworth house in Hertfordshire is a happy hunting ground fort lovers of salvage, with more than 60 specialists displaying their wares, of known provenance. 'We advise people to come with an open mind,' confirms Ruby Kay. In recent years exhibitors have brought stone flags from Paternoster Square, a dispensary from Harrods, and the interior of the bombed Baltic Exchange. This year the stars of the show are expected to be an antique rolltop bathtub-cum-boat and a giant robot looking for a new home.

'Salvo is a really quirky fair,' agrees Steve Williams of Chancellors Church Furnishings based in Surrey, who has exhibited at all eight events. Oxfordshire's Keith Edmonds is another Salvo stalwart. Keith always has something up his sleeve for salvo, and this year its going to be some antique stone and marble Buddhas, salvaged from the construction site around Beijing Olympic Stadium.

An appreciation of old things is the common denominator ofamong the broad church of exhibitors. 'We all have a passion for reclaiming and saving things, and part of the fun of Salvo is mixing with like-minded people,' explains Valerie Chaffer of Mongers in Norfolk.

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