Collectomania has crowds flocking to Midhurst

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It’s one of the biggest collector’s shows along the South Coast and once again collections filled the Grange Leisure Centre at Midhurst and visitors flocked to admire them.

The annual show saw more than 50 exhibits in the two main halls on Sunday.

And there was everything from childrens’ shoes, petrol cans and toys to Christmas decorations, fairy liquid bottles and trains.

Organiser Dave Rudwick reported another success for Collectomania.

He said: “We had several first timers at the show this year, who attracted a lot of attention as well as all the old favourites.

“New this year was a collection from South London of butter moulds and milk bottles, while coming from the New Forest Graham Forster brought a large collection of petrol cans.

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“Royalty China and hot air engines were brought from Brighton by Keih and Vanessa West. The art of spinning was demonstrated by Jan Brewer and Anne Grimette and a collection of sewing machines was brought by Carol Harris. Ian Blake had a large collection of Concorde reminding us of a plane that has come and gone.”

A Magic Lantern show also attracted a constant stream of visitors.

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