Monday, 31 December 2012

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT HUNGERFORD ARCADE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES


Hi everyone,
I was back behind the counter yesterday and had a brilliant day.  We had lovely people in from Canada, Germany and I must mention the lady from Wales as well as from across the UK!  Some people came from the North of England and the South-West and bravely drove through flooded roads to get here. We were very busy but still had time for a chat with the customers as we packed their purchases.  They wrote wonderful things about us in our visitors book and even signed-up to receive our free Newsletter by e-mail which we really appreciated.  Our Newsletter is sent worldwide via e-mail.  If you would like to sign up for it, just e-mail us at hungerfordarcade@btconnect.com and we will do the rest!


New Year's Eve, the rain has been absolutely pouring down all day but, Hungerford Arcade was buzzing with excited people looking forward to a night of celebration.  Some customers were buying buttons, jewellery, and other things to decorate their costumes and hair for their fancy dress parties! Others were buying retro kitchen tools, lovely glasses, dishes and plates, some of which were very unusual.  One gentleman bought a beautiful Victorian  silver plated pedestal urn with a lovely tap on the front.  He said that he was going to fill-it up with champagne (not very expensive champagne) to impress his friends who will love it and think its very "cool"!  Diamond rings were purchased, hopefully for a few New Year proposals!  (I'm such a romantic).  Me, I'm not sure what I am doing this New Year's Eve.  Have had a few invitations and our village hall is holding a huge party with live music, which will be great but, I am back behind the counter tomorrow so will need a clear head!  I and the management and staff at Hungerford Arcade wish you all and very, very Happy and Peaceful New Year!  Ritax

Saturday, 29 December 2012

BACK BEHIND THE COUNTER

I am back behind the counter tomorrow (Sunday), Monday and New Year's Day (Tuesday), giving help and support to  all our customers.  I and my colleagues will be unlocking cabinets and showing customers the things they have expressed an interest in.  It could be something that has caught their eye or it could be a gift for someone  to say thank you or that special gift that says, I love you!  We also have walk-in units where you can handle items of all discriptions, furniture, pictures or even a small ornament and bring it with you to purchase at the counter. We are very popular with young children who wish to spend their pocket money on something for themselves or buy a gift for a family member. We have a wonderful selection of antiques, vintage and retro items from Lalique, scientific instruments and collectables.  You can spend from as little as 50p right the way up to thousands of pounds. Whatever it is, you will find it at Hungerford Arcade Antiques & Collectables.  It is the most relaxed atmosphere you will find in any retail outlet and this is reflected in what our customers write in our Visitor's Book.  We love our customers and have lots of fun with them! For all of our wonderful friends and customers who live across the Oceans, come back and see us soon. Rita

Friday, 28 December 2012

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR WORLDWIDE FOLLOWERS


A huge big thank you to all our followers from around the World! It is fantastic and means so very much to us that you are interested in our Antiques Arcade and what we are doing.  The managers, staff and stallholders at Hungerford Arcade wish you all a very Happy and Peaceful New Year!  Ritax 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HUNGERFORD ARCADE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES


Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great Christmas and are all looking forward to the New Year celebrations in a few days time. At Hungerford Arcade, we re-opened on Thursday, 27th Dec and will remain open over the whole of the New Year! We only close for three days during the year; Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday, the rest of the time it is all yours, to shop 'til your heart's content!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

HUNGERFORD ARCADE CHARITY CAROL SINGING



A huge thank you to all our customers who attended the Carol singing by our staff  at the Arcade today and for your generous donations to our sponsored Charity, Walking With The Wounded.  This charity was set up to help all our Service men and women who come back home, having been injured in war zones.  They all need a lot of help and support to cope with their life changing injuries.  We hold a lot of events throughout the year to raise money for this wonderful charity.  I will be posting a diary of events in the New Year so you can see what is going on.  Thank you once again.

All the staff and stallholders at Hungerford Arcade wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! 

Monday, 17 December 2012

HUNGERFORD ARCADE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: A VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA WITH WEEKEND ROYAL VISIT

HUNGERFORD ARCADE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: A VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA WITH WEEKEND ROYAL VISIT: Hi everyone, I've been away for a while after being struck down by a terrible bout of flu! I am now back catching up with you all. We have ...

A VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA WITH WEEKEND ROYAL VISIT


Hi everyone, I've been away for a while after being struck down by a terrible bout of flu! I am now back catching up with you all.
We have had a fabulous weekend at the Arcade. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and her mother came shopping in Hu

ngerford on Saturday and called-in at the Arcade. Customers from the Arcade and other shops said how radiant and beautiful she was and looked a picture of health!

Friday night at the amazing Victorian Extravaganza, the Artful Dodger was collared by Mr. Plod inside the Arcade trying to commit a dastardly deed! (see picture).


The Artful Dodger, played by Ann Parker and Mr. Plod played by Ann Hutchins. Second photo with witnesses, Gale and Rita.  Great laugh!







Sunday, 2 December 2012

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HUNGERFORD ARCADE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: HUNGERFORD ARCADE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: CAROL S...: Carol singing will be taking place around the Christmas Tree inside Hungerford Arcade on Sunday, 9th December at 2.30 p.m. We hope to raise...

HUNGERFORD ARCADE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES: CAROL SINGING


Carol singing will be taking place around the Christmas Tree inside Hungerford Arcade on Sunday, 9th December at 2.30 p.m. We hope to raise lots of money for our sponsored charity, Walking With the Wounded which does wonderful work for our Service men and women who come back from conflicts injured and disabled.  So do please come along and join your support will be very much welcome.

While at the Arcade, you can do all your Christmas Shopping and stop for a cup of tea, upstairs in Rafters Cafe.