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Jo Roberts

In our latest ‘Meet The Traders’ interview, we find out what brings Jo Roberts, from Jos Objects Of Desire, back to Sunbury Antiques Market twice a month and why she feels at home here… 

Q –  How long have you been trading at Sunbury Antiques Market?

A- All of one year & 3 months!

Q- What did you previously do before starting in the antique trade?

A- I was a professional artist.

Q- What is your most memorable moment at Kempton?

A- My first winter’s morning, at 6.45am, dark & cold, having a bacon butty with a cup of tea, watching the planes lining up to land at Heathrow, whilst all around the buzz of dealers talking – I immediately felt at home.

Q- What’s the best find you’ve ever had?

A- It isn’t any one thing, cause its always the next best thing that you are looking for!

Q-  What significant changes have you seen in the trade?

A- Being very new to this, I can’t really say, but, it’s apparent that the trade is in a state of flux and trying to work out a way forward and the roles that fairs and the internet have to play in this.

Q- What brings you back time and again?

A- The buzz, the buying, the selling, the finding, the moving on – and really important for me – the people, the other dealers and the public, I just love the engagement with them.

Q- What is the one thing you cannot live without?

A- That 6.45 breakfast.

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