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July 18, 2019
As we enter the summer months like most uk dwellers we wish for a summer just like last year full of glorious sunshine.
At SHERENE MELINDA we are now entering another busy period of the year when we travel around the country to enjoy the various events that the British countryside has to offer and to meet up with customers old and new.
The History of The Game Fair
The next show that we are attending this summer is THE GAME FAIR, which has been held annually since 1958. The very first Game Fair was sponsored by the Country Landowners Association (CLA) at Hall Farm, a shooting estate at Stetchworth near Newmarket which drew a grand total of 8,500 visitors in the frst year! Far exceeding their expectations it was a great success. 55 exhibitors took part, as well as a number gamekeepers and game rearers. Other activities included a clay pigeon shoot, falconry display and gundogs.
The 1st Game Fair Programme 1958
The following year The Game Fair took place at Hackwood Park, near Basingstoke, Hampshire which expanded to include Fishermans row and was attended by The Duke of Gloucester who had by then become the Patron of The Game Fair.
By 1960 when the event took place at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire there were already 120 trade stands and 20,000 visitors.
In more recent years the Game Fair takes place at either Ragley Hall, Warwickshire or Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. This year will be the 61st Annual Game Fair taking place close to home at Hatfield House. Having grown over the years it has become a huge event which attracts thousands of visitors from far and wide both in the UK and internationally to enjoy a weekend of countryside experience.
The Game Fair 2019
This year will including falconry, fishing, horse and hounds, show gardens, gunmakers, fresh food and drink, theatre, shows and demos as well as variety of crafts, artists, designers offering bespoke goods that are unlikely to be found on the high street.
With over 1,000 exhibitors it is a place to purchase quality goods for countryside pursuits, to spoil yourself with some unique gifts, possibly even start your Christmas shopping! Or simply relax with friends or family in a beautiful setting watching the world go by.
With such a diverse range of activities and exhibitors there is something at the Game Fair for both adults and children alike. For some visitors it might be a quick day trip away from the city, for others a weekend break of glamping or camping and feeling closer to nature.
For us at SHERENE MELINDA we look forward to a few days of sharing our 2019 Collection with those who haven't yet experienced our beautiful new designs and to catch up with customers and other exhibitor friends we have met along the way. Hopefully we will also enjoy a bit of sunshine and meander around the event to have our own experience of the British countryside and all it has to offer.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more info click on the link below:
THE GAME FAIR at Hatfield House, 26th to 28th July 2019
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September 03, 2019
Between the 5th to 8th September Sherene Melinda will be exhibiting at The Burghley Horse Trials held in the estate of sixteenth century Burghley House close to Stamford.
The Shopping area is course one of the big attractions of the event. So if you love the country lifestyle or high quality and authentic clothing and accessories, then there will definitely be something there for you to browse.
April 17, 2019
With the new Sherene Melinda 2019 handbag collection now in stock there is a buzz of excitement as our four new designs are now on sale both in shops and online.
One of our favourites (it's hard to choose just one!) is the Hobo.
March 11, 2019
At Sherene Melinda we are all busy preparing for the launch of the 2019 Collection of ethically sourced Springbok Hair-on-hide handbags.
This collection will include four stunning new designs by Sherene Melinda Smith our Designer and Director at SHERENE MELINDA. Each style has its own specific size and shape and is of course available in a range of beautiful colours.
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