Strange Collections at the Grange Centre in Midhurst

THERE was everything you could imagine on show from fairy liquid bottles to chamber pots and buttons to oil cans.

It was the annual Collectomania event held every year at the Grange Leisure Centre in Midhurst.

And Sunday’s event - the 27th to be organised by Dave Rudwick - was the last at its current home.

“We had a really good day,” said Dave, “there were a lot of people there, both exhibiting and visiting.”

“I’d like to thank everyone for supporting Collectomania over the last 27 years and all the staff at the Grange for making us so welcome.”

He said he hoped the show would be back in the new leisure centre at Midhurst for its 28th year in 2014.

On Sunday collectors of the weird and wonderful gathered - some veteran exhibitors and some new faces.

New was a display of Airfix kits which drew attention from dads who spent hours gluing bits of plastic together as young boys.

Barry Meech from Brighton was there with his collection of old toilets, Paul and Carol Spooner of Liphook brought their model Tri-ang store and Alan Frost of Bramley, his collection of chainsaws.