Summer Competition – WINNERS!

Our Summer Competition closed yesterday – thank you to all who sent entries and tried to guess the top THREE locations for Antique Shops in Britain in 1976.  We had entries from all over the UK, we also had one entry from the USA! Thank you to all of those that entered the competition….we hope you enjoyed trying to work out the top three locations.

We are very pleased to announce that we have TWO winners!

Patricia Walsh, from Lancashire, and Tony Loftus, from Yorkshire: well done to both of you – we will be posting your prizes – copies of ‘A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Antique & Curiosity Dealers’ – to you this week. Well done both!

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The competition seemed to have been quite tough as none of the entries actually guessed all THREE of the top THREE locations for antique shops in 1976.  But of all the entries, Patricia and Tony both managed to guess TWO of the top THREE (Brighton & Bath), and we thought that they both deserved to win.

And so, you will all want to know the correct answers of course –

The TOP TEN locations (Cities/Towns) for antique shops in Britain in 1976 are:

  1. Brighton (96 dealers)
  2. Bournemouth (61 dealers)
  3. Bath (51 dealers)
  4. Bristol (50 dealers)
  5. Manchester (37 dealers)
  6. Nottingham/Chester (36 dealers)
  7. Harrogate (35 dealers)
  8. Sheffield/Birmingham (32 dealers)
  9. York/Leeds/Glasgow (30 dealers)
  10. Oxford/Windsor (29 dealers)
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