Don’t be fooled by the unappealing exterior of this place, inside it really is a wonderland. Of bargains, every Sunday, rain or shine. Just the place for handy DIY products and paramilitary equipment. It used to be an indoor amusement park: ‘Ghost Train’, ‘Haunted House’, ‘Fun House’ with mirrors and moving floors etc., a shooting gallery and much, much more. A night out in our town could quite possibly give you a very similar experience these days. There was even a rollercoaster next door to this place. We had it all, I tell you.
With so many large houses in the county, and an aging population, it is not surprising that there is a constant flow of antiques in Lincolnshire, many coming from house clearances.
London dealers often head up to Lincolnshire to scour the place and put stuff back on the market in London at much inflated prices- you can do the same and cut out the middle man.
There are many places you could go, but two of the best areas to head for are :
1) Hemswell. An ex-RAF base North of Lincoln. Most of the stuff here is in good condition.
See : www.hemswell-antiques.com
2) Horncastle. This town has over 30 antique shop ranging from small shops with a few high-class with some well despalyed pieces, to vast creaky hall full of junk to sift through.
Lincoln has some great used and antique bookshops located on the sloping streets leading up to the cathedral.
What to buy: Buy second hand.
What to pay: Various prices from a couple of pounds up.
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