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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.

  • Meet our celebrity antique expert

    Friday, 20 July 2018.

    You’ve seen him on TV, as a regular feature of the popular television programme Dickinson’s Real Deal but now you have the chance to experience charismatic local antique dealer Stewart Hofg...

    Antiques Experience & 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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...
    The ultimate lifetime trip: Canada
    Canada is a country of immense beauty and diversity. A destination that is best enjoyed over a few weeks, you can experience spectacular wildlife and stunning scenery whilst taking in historic towns natural parks and deluxe resorts

    Hungerford Extravaganza Sponsors
    Extravaganza would not be possible without generous donations from local businesses

    Hungerford Extravaganza 2018
    The rumours have been flying but don’t worry folks, Hungerford’s beloved Extravaganza is still happening, the only change is in the name.

    No excuse not to keep fit this winter
    Do you find that the winter shroud of darkness just makes you retreat to the warmth and comfort of your home

    Make their Christmas magical with a Polar Bear Adventure
    There isn’t much more special than watching polar bears in their natural environment.

    The BIGGEST events this Christmas in Hungerford
    Festivities start at 4pm with entertainment from Hungerford Town Band, Hungerford Primary School and Rock Choir

    Our top picks for the best in European Christmas travel
    This year you can really experience the delicacies and delights of Christmas custom from traditions across the continent with some of Fare Wise Travel’s hand-picked Christmas escapes!

    May your days be Holly and Bright
    Yes, there is no escaping it. Christmas is just around the corner and our attention will soon turn to decking our halls and garnishing our doors with beautiful seasonal delights.

    What I learnt from travelling the world
    Stepping out on your own after a lifetime in education is both a daunting and exciting step for many students taking a break from academia to explore the big wide world.

    No ordinary school run… in the MINI Cooper 5 Door Hatch
    Raising children is a constant merry-go-round of getting people to the right places at the right time with all the required paraphernalia: school bag, check, lunch box, check, homework, check.

    A frightful week of Half term fun at Cobbs
    This half term Cobbs Farm Shop and Play Barn are offering a little bit extra with non-stop entertainment for all the family.

    The Fairy Godmother of travel
    As Fare Wise Travel celebrate 25 years in business, we meet with MD Veronica Bailey to find out the secret behind their success.

    A brand new local jobs board
    Hungerford TOWNSITE™ is well established as a conduit for local people featuring news, events, attractions and special offers and NOW we've added a LOCAL JOBS BOARD to our already successful mix. This comprehensive section aims to connect with local job hunters in a friendly and more engaging way

    Getting to know you… Cobbs, much more than a farm shop
    As you walk into Cobbs newly refurbished and extended café, it’s easy to see why this business is thriving.

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    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.

    Compared to many towns, Hungerford High Street is in good shape. It is better now than it has been for years...

    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience.

    Next time you visit Littlecote House keep a wary eye out for ghosts. That black dog you see on the stairs may not be all it seems!

    Enjoy your visit and don't foget to let us know how it went