Fred and Char Berrisford were regular vendors at Freelton Antique Mall in 1996. Back then the market was much smaller and consisted of a mixture of antiques and handmade crafts. After a year, the previous owners offered the market to them. They decided to take the plunge and purchase Freelton Antique Market – after that, they never looked back.
In 1997 their market hosted around about 30 vendors and a cute little cafe. The passion that Fred and Char had for antiques and eccentric vintage goods meant that they quickly built up a strong reputation. Today, the market welcomes more than 200 vendors and bundles of happy customers. The unexpected passing of Fred in 2010 shook things up for Char, however, she wanted to keep the market alive in honor of Fred and the market which soon became their pride and joy.
The unexpected passing of Fred in 2010 shook things up for Char, however, she wanted to keep the market alive in honor of Fred and the market which soon became their pride and joy. In 2011, shortly before Chars unfortunate passing, their daughter Penny decided to purchase the market.
In 2011, the market was renamed as The Freelton Antique Mall and is now open seven days a week, all year round except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Penny soon built up a strong relationship with the vendors and clients that visit the mall regularly.
Expect to find a wide selection of vintage goodies and knick knacks such as old-fashioned furniture, mid-century homeware, secondhand clothes and accessories, classic novels, glassware, and silverware.