Many large antiques events and car boot sales are held at UK racecourses and the thrill of the chase is an expression which can apply to both horse racing and antiques-hunting. Last weekend, in a beautiful and little known corner of the country, a regular monthly event was held - the antiques fair at the Middleham Key Centre. The small village of Middleham has 15 training establishments, which probably makes it the racehorse capital of North Yorkshire.
Hello, which way to the antiques Fair, please?
Is it this way?
Or is it that way?
Middleham has so many attractions - horses, history, antiques...
...AND a medieval castle to explore!
There may be treasure here - remember, the Middleham Jewel was discovered in the castle grounds by a metal detectorist in 1985 and sold for £2.5 million to the Yorkshire Museum.