It is held at the County Showground, both indoors and out. Thousands of stalls and traders from all over Europe as well as local dealers and buyers.
I really recommend this fair, the next ones are on the 7th September and 26th October.
Fortunately it was a lovely day, we started at 10 and it took us about five hours to cover the entire site, with vital stops for food and drink and a chance to sit down for a minute!
The first thing I saw was an old Malicorne platter, It was inexpensive, but I couldn't decide, I wasn't quite sure about it. As I hovered, another buyer grabbed it and bought it! Ah well!
We then came across a large Dutch gentleman with a huge amount of Quimper spread out on blankets on the ground.
He said he'd bought up an entire collection and we got quite excited for a moment, but on further inspection a lot of it was damaged or just odds and ends.
An HB croisille with Breton and an earlyish HB with a rather nice swan on it.
I might put some Quimper on the stall if I can bear to part with it! Its a local fair for us, so easy to get to, do drop in if you're in London.
We will head for France in October when all the schools are back.
We haven't been for over a year due to Bryan's health so, I can't wait to see Bretagne again. I've been keeping up my French classes, its so easy to lose a language if you don't hear it spoken.
I wish I could find someone to do ceramic restoration in this country, Quimper is quite specialist and here they just seem to do porcelain repairs.
Sending it to France is not easy and risks damage, if anyone knows someone do let me know.