PICTURE GALLERY: Collectomania strikes again at Midhurst

IT WAS the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest dates on the calendar at the Grange Community and Leisure Centre and visitors flocked to Midhurst from all over the south of England.

The big attraction was the annual Collectomania exhibition and those who poured through the doors of the leisure centre on Sunday morning were not disappointed.

Hat collector Debbie Meech with Olivia Wylam, right, trying on some of the exhibits.ks1500541-3

Hat collector Debbie Meech with Olivia Wylam, right, trying on some of the exhibits.ks1500541-3

The collections filled two halls and they ranged from hats, fairy liquid bottles and petrol cans to model railways, lawnmowers and motoring memorabilia.

Tony D’agostino had travelled all the way from the Czech Republic with his animal traps including his latest find, a six-foot man trap.

The event was founded by Pat Bryant for the former Grange Centre but it has been run for the past 20 years by Midhurst historian Dave Rudwick in conjunction with the Double LL Club.

“Numbers were up for both visiting members of the public and exhibitors this year and we had a very successful day,” said Dave.

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