Visit SALVO 2017 to see and buy architectural salvage, garden and decorative antiques, midcentury, vintage and industrial pieces, bygones and reclaimed building materials from 80 top British and European dealers.
Salvo Fair is acknowledged as the best in its field where hundreds of designers buy from the best and most unique antique, reclaimed and salvaged stocks, and where people with projects buy inspirational pieces to build interiors and exteriors of distinction.
This year the fair also has a small Green Living fest with ancient and modern eco-friendly products, sustainable fashion, craftspeople and a zero waste pop-up restaurant by Silo, winner of The Observer Food award for Britain’s best ethical restaurant. Buy a Weekend Ticket with chef Douglas McMaster’s 2 course lunch in the Silo at Salvo restaurant styled by vintage furniture house Metroretro.
See what’s on the menu. See more about Silo’s pre and post industrial methodology here. A chalkboard sign on reclaimed flooring in Silo’s Brighton restaurant says ‘Waste is a failure of the imagination’.
Salvo Fair is set in a deer park on the estate of Sir William McAlpine at Fawley Hill, Henley, where steam engines will be offering rides on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June. Also look out for Sir William’s own pitch at Salvo Fair selling architectural salvage some rescued from important old London buildings – look out for his fabulous cream and maroon showman’s caravan, made for Anna Carter of Carter’s Steam Fairs in 1927.
Above: The Edwardian-era Somersham station, rescued from demolition and relocated to Fawley Hill, together with architectural salvage collected by Sir William McAlpine
SALVO 2017 at a glance
10 acres of exhibitors
5,500 visitors over the 3 days
80 exhibitors from UK and Europe
1,000 tonnes, and more, of stock for sale
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017
Open: 10am to 5pm
Where: Icehouse Lane, Henley on Thames, RG9 3AP Admission £10: Advance tickets £9
Trade day: Friday 23 June £20 on the gate. Advance tickets £18
Friday 23 June 2017, Charity Gala Preview and evening shop hosted by Sir William and Lady McAlpine
Open: 5pm to 8pm
Where: Icehouse Lane, Henley on Thames, RG9 3AP
Admission £25 tickets
all Gala Preview proceeds to Smart Works Charity
A celebration of new starts and fashion reuse, both supporting women and reducing landfill.
Smart Works is a UK charity that provides women who are out of work or on low incomes with a free styling session, interview outfit and interview coaching. It helps women to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life. Smart Works relies on donations to support clients, and will be accepting good quality clothing, shoes and accessories at Salvo’s Fair Fashion marquee. The nearest Smart Works is based in Reading and was established in October 2015 to help women from the Thames Valley with dressing and preparing for job interviews.
More from Salvo … for the rest of the year Salvo runs online marketplaces of antique reclaimed and salvaged items for sale and dealer directories please see www.salvo.co.uk (UK) www.salvo.us (USA) or www.salvoweb.com (Worldwide).
See SalvoNEWS for SALVO 2017 happenings.
Salvo was established in 1991. Thornton Kay runs Salvo, prior to which he ran one of the UK’s earliest salvage businesses, and in the 1970s he ran Comtek, the first green holistic environmentally sustainable fair. The world’s first architectural salvage fair – now in its sixteenth year – Thornton is keen to get green and salvage working together for the people and the planet.
A crane representing vigilance is the symbol showing businesses supporting the Salvo Code for good practice in stock purchasing. Salvo is acknowledged as the authoritative network for the trade.
WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO AT SALVO?
Fawley Hill’s steam railway will be open to Salvo visitors on Saturday and Sunday. A ride on the steam train, which is run by volunteers from a restored Edwardian Railway station, normally costs £5 per person.
Eat and drink surrounded by rescued materials including food from The Golden Ball pub, Silo, Time for Tea Vintage and more.
HOW DO I PAY FOR THINGS I WANT TO BUY?
There is cash machine on site. Some exhibitors will be able to accept credit or debit cards. The easiest way to pay is by cash. Exhibitors are unlikely to accept cheques.
IS THE EVENT OUTDOORS?
Yes! Some pitches are covered by marquees. If the weather is wet, the ground may be muddy, so please wear suitable footwear.
CAN WE BRING DOGS TO THE FAIR?
Yes! Dogs on short leads are welcome. We ask that everyone takes special care to avoid injury. Some Salvo exhibits are big, heavy and sharp.
WHERE CAN WE STAY?
Book early as Henley and the surrounding area is very popular. Check out CheapRooms.co.uk for hotels in Henley.
Pub with rooms in Henley
The Row Barge Inn
Address: 37 West St, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2ED
Phone: 01491 572649
The Catherine Wheel, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AR. Tel: 01491 848 484. £79 b&b. (9mins drive from Fawley Hill). The hotel is above a Weatherspoons pub which plays music til late on Friday and Saturday night. It is possible to request a quiet room. Parking must be booked at £5 per night.
Milsoms Hotel, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2HT. Tel: 01491 845789 £95 b&b. (9mins drive from Fawley Hill) One car parking space per room. Located above Loch Fyne Restaurant.
Find more local accommodation at Trip Advisor, see the link below:
WHAT MIGHT YOU FIND AT SALVO 2017?
Due to the nature of the businesses coming to the fair, it is hard to know what you will find but here is a list of the sort of antique, reclamation and salvage normally available: fireplaces, doors, windows, radiators, statuary, seats, urns, troughs, garden, sundials, birdbaths, pergola, rose arches, railway sleepers, furniture, bathrooms, baths, basins, taps, toilets, tiles, brassware, knobs, handles, knockers, hinges, balls, finials, chairs, pews, altars, lecterns, stained glass, staircases, spirals, flooring, parquet, woodblock, floorboards, bricks, pavers, flagstones, york stone coping, pediments, balustrade, timber, oak pine, marble, trusses, beams, columns, pilasters, portico, cornice, dado, skirting, roof tiles, slates, ironwork, gates, railings, lighting, lamp posts, kitchens, kitchenalia, sinks, post boxes, telephone boxes, cartwheels, shop fittings, butchers blocks, shingles, paling, craftspeople, restorers, experts, exhibition, demonstrations, green, traditional building, some repro and replica, fair trade, collectors.
General enquiries, management, tickets and bookings
Please phone Salvo on 07554 057481
or email Shirley at shirley@salvo dot co.uk
Top photo: Part of the 400m of Victorian gothic Westminster Bridge parapet for sale at Salvo Fair 2015 exhibited by LASSCO Three Pigeons (It is still for sale)