Andrea Payne with her Antiques Map of the Isle of Wight leaflet. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
A NEW fold-out map has been launched to promote the Isle of Wight as a top 'antiquing’ destination.
Picking-up on the current fashion for all things antique and vintage, Anthea Payne, of Anthea’s Emporium, has spent the winter months creating the first Isle of Wight Antiques Trail.
The leaflet includes a calendar of local antiques and collectors’ fairs, book fairs and auctions, a cross section of antique retailers and also highlights places of interest.
Anthea, who launched her first permanent shop, Number Twenty, in Yarmouth High Street yesterday (Saturday), said her guide featured all the information required to plan a trip to the Island with antiques in mind.
She said: "I realised there was a need for a guide to the antiques network on the Island and wanted to create a map-style leaflet to make it simpler for visitors to plan their visits and find their way to our doors."
Anthea said Red Funnel was onboard with plans for the first annual Red Funnel Antiques Fair and Valuation Day in Cowes on October 6.