A Risky Business
Things went really well for Chris and I and we shared good fortune and some good luck. In 1980 we sold the shop in Disley for a handsome profit and rented a 'glamorous emporium' in Wilmslow, the Mayfair of Cheshire. Many people warned us that the venture was risky and sadly business was never good and three years later we two decided to dissolve the partnership, but we remained the best of friends.
I went on to run another shop but this antiques business is not all 'go, go go' and in 1991 with a further recession looming I decided to shut up shop. I carried on in the trade and concentrated on selling antiques at prestigious antique and fine art fairs. For several years I made a good living by taking stands at Olympia and other major antiques fairs three or four times a year.
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