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  • Antiques & Arts

    Nationally – even internationally - famous and frequently starring on TV, Hungerford’s many antiques specialists attract visitors to the town every day. And, many Hungerford residents also find fine historic and traditional furnishings, objets d’art and antiquities for their homes in our antique shops and centres too.

    Hungerford Townsite now gives our antique dealers and experts a forum in which they can share with us their expertise and information and, who knows, even offer us an occasional ‘real deal’.

    In this Antiques Channel, you will find web pages provided by all the local antiques business and where local experts and specialists will be guest Hungerford Townsite bloggers on a vast array of subjects from antiques as an investment, spotting a fake, trends to watch for, antiques of the future and the stories behind the scenes of the TV shows.

  • An audience with Stewart Hofgartner

    Monday, 19 June 2017.

    Hungerford’s most colourful and arguably, most knowledgeable antique dealer will be sharing experiences from his extraordinary life and taking questions from the audience at the Hungerford Historica...

    Antiques Expereince & Pledge Auction November 14

    Friday, 16 October 2015.

    On Saturday 14th November at 7pm, there will be an ANTIQUES EXPERIENCE & PLEDGE AUCTION at the John O'Gaunt School in aid of the school library. Bring your antiques, heirlooms and collectables ...

    A mystery item...

    Friday, 06 February 2015.

    Can you tell what it is? A beaky creature or something else altogether? Read more if you want to solve the mystery...

    Hungerford Arcade

    Monday, 20 May 2013.

    Hungerford Arcade The UK's Best Antiques Centre Hungerford Antiques Arcade is officially the UK's Best Antiques Centre - as voted for by readers of BBC's Homes and Antiques magazine. Read the full ...

    A peek below stairs

    Sunday, 16 October 2016.

    Stewart Hofgartner has arguably done more than any other local businessman to keep the flame of Hungerford antique trading alight. His TV appearances on Dickinson's Real Deals in the last twelve years...

    BBC Bargain Hunt back in Hungerford

    Wednesday, 01 July 2015.

    Hungerford's reputation as a specialist centre for antiques was given a boost today when Bargain Hunt came to town. On the hottest day of the year so far, weary camera crews followed Tim Wonnacott and his two antique specialists Natasha Raskin and Mark Stacey as they squired their competing duos around town...

    Antiques – an investment for a lasting legacy?

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

    Are antiques good investments? Pension investments are big in the news now that the regulations have changed and we are all more free to invest for our futures as we wish. So more people than ever are...

    Antiques mean business for all

    Monday, 20 May 2013.

    Visitors from all over the world are drawn to Hungerford by its prominence as a leading UK antiques centre. And visitors, of course, mean business for all of the town so, in line with the Hungerfor...
    Free books hidden around Hungerford
    As part of Independent Bookshop Week – 24th June to 1st July – the ever-inventive Hungerford Bookshop are busy wrapping books in plain brown paper then hiding them around town to highlight the event

    An audience with Stewart Hofgartner
    Hungerford’s most colourful and arguably, most knowledgeable antique dealer will be sharing experiences from his extraordinary life and taking questions from the audience at the Hungerford Historical Society AGM on Wednesday 28th June at 7pm in the Corn Exchange.

    Ben Waters, Saturday 15 July HADCAF
    In a twenty five year career in which he has established himself as one of Europe’s supreme boogie piano players, Ben Waters creates a rollicking sound influenced by the rock and roll greats.

    Wessex Male Choir, Saturday July 1st HADCAF
    There are few things more stirring than a choir going at full pelt and Hungerford gets the chance to listen to one of the finest when the Wessex Male Choir comes to town on 1st July

    HADCAF 2017
    The reliably wonderful Hungerford and District Arts Festival has now published its 2017 programme which runs from Friday 30th June to Sunday 16th July, and what a line-up.

     Go Batty Walk - HADCAF
    We’re all mad for a bat and on 4th July the people of Hungerford get the opportunity to have an expert-led stroll along the river on Eddington Marsh to see and hear various species with the aid of high-powered torches and bat detectors.

    Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers
    A huge hit on the festival circuit, Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers are a six-piece band from Oxford, playing a mixture of bluegrass, Americana and roots music.

    Fabulous literary line-up
    The month of June sees a trio of riveting author events come to town courtesy of the ever-reliable Hungerford Bookshop and Arts for Hungerford.

    Tasting in Tuscany
    Since the 11th Century the Borgo di Castelvecchio or ‘village of the old castle’ has been dominated by the structure that bears its name.

    Why live in Hungerford?
    Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

    Is now a good time to sell my house?
    It's the 64 million dollar question and one which solicits a variety of answers depending on the source, but there is broad consensus around a few key facts

    Hungerford Townsite, review and preview
    TOWNSITE has become the go-to destination for everything local.

    Townsite Goes to Marlborough
    After a year in the planning, Townsite Marlborough has just gone live! The success of the Hungerford Townsite prompted Marlborough residents and businesses to ask us when we could do the same for their gorgeous and quintessentially English market town.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside