More than 800 shoppers flocked to a new quarterly vintage fair, which opened its doors for the first time in Beckenham.

So Last Century organisers Alan Old, 47, and Alison Davis, 42, both market sellers by trade, were pleasantly surprised by the turnout.

Mr Old, who sells mid-century furniture and homewares from his home in Court Downs Road, told News Shopper: "It went really well, much better than we expected.

"We were hoping for 500 visitors but we got somewhere between 800 and 1,000."

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So Last Century organisers Alan Old and Alison Davis at the debut event.

Open on September 13, the array of stalls at Beckenham's Venue 28 attracted a variety of visitors, from those looking for a bite to eat to eagle-eyed vintage jewellery hunters.

After remaining empty for around ten years Venue 28, Beckenham Road, was refurbished and reopened earlier this year as a space for the local community.

Mr Old added: "As traders ourselves we always have to travel further north to go to markets and fairs.

"We're bringing that sort of theme a bit further south east into Beckenham and Bromley.

"The demand from locals seems to be there."

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The pair behind Batter and Dough in Beckenham-Jenny Darkins and Jame Robertson.

The next pre-Christmas So Last Century fair is on November 29.