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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...
    Blooming botany
    Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

    VIP access at Donnington Country Club
    Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

    Aldbourne’s fun run is back
    Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

    Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
    Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

    Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
    Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    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

    Your library is about so much more than books
    Judging from the amount of community activity going in Hungerford Library, the council are going to have a hard time justifying its closure in their next round of swingeing cuts.

    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