ONE of the hardest challenges in life is sustaining success.

That is what Timeless Collectables, a record fair on Taylor Street in Lower Walton will have to navigate on Saturday following the reaction last time out.

The event will be held from 10am to 5pm, with a gazebo outside the antique venue, which also has the inside open.

The first outing was earlier this year, and it is safe to say it went well despite raining all day.

“We thought it was going to be a disaster but from 10am until 1.30pm we never stopped and it’s been the best fair we have ever done,” said Carl McIntyre, one of the traders.

“It seemed to have had good feedback on Facebook. It’s just managing our expectations so that last time isn’t a one-off.”

Carl, who works alongside Paul Wray Lindsay and Melvyn Hughes, have brought in Nathan Pendlebury – an artist who has done some work on Jake Bugg’s album - who sells a lot of jazz and hip-hop.

He continued: “We’re really looking forward to our second event here with an extra trader to increase our genre coverage which I hope will attract new guests and keep our existing guest base happy. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us this time.

“I think we offer a unique experience as we are all independent traders sharing the cost of the event which is not the same at big events where you pay for a space and the organisation takes all the table money.

“We all get on together and all work to make the event a success, safe and enjoyable.

Warrington Guardian: The inside of Timeless Collectables antique store, where the boys will be based outside of in a gazeboThe inside of Timeless Collectables antique store, where the boys will be based outside of in a gazebo

“Also the event space is unique as I have never been to a fair in an antique store and Mark at Timeless can’t do enough to help us.

Carl – who has managed pubs and restaurants with his wife such as the Walton Arms and The Feathers - feels the group work so well together as a team all pulling in the same direction.

"It’s great because we really get on and we’ve always been together for two or three years in the big fares, but only in the last 12 months have we been doing this.

“Plus we are all a bit mad,” he joked.

Entry is free and food and drink can be bought on site.