The theme of this year’s architectural salvage and reclaimed materials Salvo Fair is Tiny Salvaged Spaces, an exhibition of shepherd’s huts, summerhouses, reclaimed sheds and livings wagons. A fantastic display of various small buildings which could be used as garden offices, sleepover cabins, festival accommodation or places for relaxing will make a grand entrance to this year’s Salvo Fair.
This is the tin tabernacle which will be brought along by LASSCO Three Pigeons. Teaming up with Love Lane Caravans, they recreate these semi-permanent structures that were popular in Victorian Britain. With a steeply pitched roof, pierced carved gable ends above the rectangular hut, a central door to one long side, the interiors are often decorated with vintage wallpaper and can be fitted with beds, kitchens and a small dining area. The fittings and fixtures are created from salvaged sources. As it’s on wheels it it doesn’t require planning consent and you could move it to a new position every weekend!
This delightful green painted Victorian shepherd’s hut is being sold by Cronin’s Reclamation. Apparently used by the man who inspired the Gabriel Oak character in Thomas Hardy’s classic, Far From the Madding Crowd, it was found abandoned by rural-enthusiast David Morris (author of Shepherds Huts and Living Vans) and his wife Julia who began a ten year rescue project.
Old Radiator Company’s stylish vintage showman’s wagon complete with shower and English Rose kitchen.
Gloucestershire’s largest reclamation yard Ronson Reclamation handmade this garden house from salvaged and reclaimed materials over many months during their quiet periods and is for sale at £25,000.
Salvo Fair 2015
Fawley Hill, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6JA (50 mins from West London).
The original architectural and garden antiques fair has been running since 1997 and has an exciting new venue at Sir William McAlpine’s Fawley Hill estate. Visitors come to browse through a treasure trove of antiques, salvage, reclaimed materials, vintage, mid-century, retro and upcycled goodies. There’s a Trade Day on Friday 26 (call 01225 422300 or see www.salvo-fair.com). Fawley Hill’s steam train will be running for rides on the Sunday at an extra cost of £5.
Open Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June with Trade Day on Friday 26th June. Admission is £15 on Trade Day and £9 on the weekend.