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Meet The Traders – Roger Street

Meet The Traders – Roger Street

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

A- I’ve been trading regularly at Kempton for around 6 years. But before that on and off.

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

A-  I’ve always been in the antique trade – 45 years. I worked for Alan Jones Antiques in Devon – anyone in the trade proper would have known him. Over the years I’ve known all the great dealers.

Q- What is your most memorable moment at Kempton?

A– The day we all had a good day.

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

A– An Alfred Wallis Pier painting on the inside of a ship’s chest.

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

A- The ability to research and the reach of the internet. I’m embarrassed to say I don’t buy many catalogues and furniture books these days.

Q–  What brings you back time and again?

A- The excitement of meeting new people and of course ‘the’ deal.

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

A- My wife and son

See more of what Roger has to offer on his Instagram page @paintedfrench

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