Antiques fair and heritage trail this weekend in Uppingham

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Crowds will gather in Uppingham this weekend for two big events.

The grand opening of the Uppingham Heritage Trail, which celebrates historical sites of the town, will be held on Sunday.

The town will also be hosting its third French-style Brocante Antique Market on the same day.

The trail was officially launched by the former High Sheriff of Rutland Trish Ruddle in November last year, along with a group of 40 volunteers who helped set it up.

The points featured on the route include Market Place, Uppingham School and Tod’s Piece.

The scheme has been supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and drawn up by Uppingham Town Council.

A celebration will be held in Market Square, from midday to 4pm, which will include guided tours of the trail, live music, food and beer tasting. There will also be speeches from Uppingham mayor David Casewell, Rutland High Sheriff Air Commodore Miles Williamson-Noble, a Viking display and Morris dancing.

Copies of the trail leaflet are available at most shops, pubs and restaurants in the town. For more information, visit

The antique market will feature up to 35 dealers who will be showing of their wares in Mercer’s Yard and Crown Yard from 10am to 5pm.

The event has been organised by Uppingham Town Partnership with The Rutland Antiques Centre.