Jubilee Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Sentry Hill

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A FINE Art and Antiques Fair is being held at Sentry Hill historic house on Saturday (June 2) as part of Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Jubilee celebrations.

The event promises to be a relaxing day out with a wide variety of stalls to browse through in the beautiful setting of the garden at Sentry Hill on the Ballycraigy Road. All items will be available for purchase.

Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse with a fascinating family history. The house and its contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The contents have remained almost complete, particularly the remarkable collection of William Fee McKinney (1832 - 1917) which includes furniture, paintings, photographs, ceramics and an extensive collection of books, diaries and records of various local organisations. The collection is extraordinary in its range, quality and indeed, its very survival.

Professional valuations of antiques and collectibles will be available from 2pm to 4pm. Maximum three items (£2 per item). All proceeds will be donated to the Mayor’s Charities.

A traditional tearoom will provide refreshments throughout the day and a BBQ will be available from 12.30pm. A charge applies to the BBQ. General admission is free and the event will run 11am to 5pm. Tours of Sentry Hill Historic House will take place as normal and a charge applies.

For more details of opening times and charges, contact Sentry Hill on Tel: 028 9083 2363 or email: sentry.hill@btconnect.com