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Charity treasure hunt at antiques market

Bungay Antiques Market 2011

Bungay Antiques Market 2011

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The second of three annual street markets will be held in Bungay next month and organisers are seeking five individuals or couples to take part in a charity treasure hunt.

The event, organised by Bungay Chamber of Trade on July 13, will see more then 110 stalls offering antiques and collectables in the centre of Bungay, based around Earsham Street and Castle Meadow.

And this year Durrants auctioneers will be offering a free valuation service from 11am, followed by a charity auction at 2pm, where items from the treasure hunt will be sold off.

Organisers are seeking five participants to put their haggling skills to the test and take part in the hunt, where each person will be given £50 to spend at the market on their choice of goods.

Any profits above the £50 stake will be put towards the Chamber of Trade’s fundraising project to buy a new defibrillator to be kept in the centre of town.

Any losses will be borne by the Chamber and there will be a small prize for the participant who makes the most profit.

The public will also be welcome to put any of their own items into the charity auction.

“This is a new venture for us and hope it will be a success and help raise extra funds for such an important project for the town,” said a Bungay Chamber of Trade spokesman.

“The fair attracts stallholders and visitors from a wide area and helps to put Bungay on the map. It is a really good day out for all the family,” he said.

Another attraction will be Wingbeats Birds of Prey who will be displaying a number of hawks and owls, and organisers are hoping to be able to offer members of the public the chance to be photographed holding a Barn Owl.

More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend and car parking will be available throughout the town and on Outney Common.

There will be the usual mix of food and drink stalls, while cafes and restaurants in the town will also be open for business.

Northbound drivers of HGVs through town should follow the signposted diversion via Flixton.

Organisers are also keen to welcome any buskers or street entertainers to bring additional atmosphere to the market.

For more information call John Pestell, events coordinator, on 01986 782464 or email willowdykes.barn@btinternet.com

Anyone interested in being selected as a participant for the charity treasure hunt should email their details to Mr Pestell.

The final market of the year will be a Christmas Street Market on December 7.

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