“Salvo Fair is a great experience, especially for an architect like me who is passionate about restoration. I found all sorts of weird and wonderful things including classic pieces of great British furniture which I’m a huge fan of. It’s a great day out.”
George Clarke, Architect and of The Restoration Man, and Amazing Spaces
Salvo Fair 2015, Icehouse Lane, Fawley Hill, Henley RG9 6JA runs Sat 27 / Sun 28th
Press photographers: Please park in the car park field and call Ruby Kay +44 7855 010960 or Thornton Kay +44 7971 217842 on arrival.
The Salvo Fair 2015 will feature hundreds of tonnes of rescued architectural elements, garden and decorative salvage from dozens of UK and European dealers, alongside Tiny Salvaged Spaces, an exhibition inspired by the trend towards small spaces for living, relaxing and working. First-time buyers struggling to purchase a home might be inspired by small houses that are not only more affordable, but also ecologically friendly. Ecovril, green building consultants will be on hand to offer advice and Maria Speake of Retrouvius will be signing copies of their book ‘Reclaiming Style’ which features the reclaimed garden cabin Retrouvius built for DJ George Lamb. Posing questions like ‘why should men have all the sheds?’, Gill Heriz, author of ‘A Woman’s Shed’ will also be signing books.
Noteworthy at the fair this year, and all for sale, will be:
The original 1854 cast iron gothic balustrade from Westminster Bridge above (flickr)- photo supplied: SALVO FAIR
A tin tabernacle church, and other tiny salvaged spaces
A masonry spire from a demolished Black Country church
A rare 1940s showman’s wagon
Victorian heritage architectural salvage for sale
A display of restored English Rose kitchens from 1948 to 1960s
(flickr, and below) Shepherd’s huts and a Victorian gypsy wagon for DIY restoration – photo supplied SALVO FAIR
They even have a style guru covering fashion and reclamation …
On Twitter: @Salvofair @tksalvo @SalvageUK @stylesalvo
Details and contacts: The entrance to the fair is through a large iron gate on the right hand side near the top of Icehouse Lane.
Please park in the car park field and call Ruby Kay +44 7855 010960 or Thornton Kay +44 7971 217842 on arrival
Higher resolution images of photos are available at on flickr