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Hidden treasures fuelling a new business for family on the farm


Reported Isobel Cotogni check s out the emporium which takes shoppers back to the golden era of searching out vintage items to bag a bargain.


Off the beaten track on Manchester Road, lies a family run emporium, packed to the rafters with antique, vintage and salvaged interiors.

Nics Nacs was born out of a love of old quirky items and ‘mooching around’ antiques shops when Nicola Brown and her husband Kris were renovating their farmhouse in Rixton.

Nicola and Kris launched the business with her father from the old milking parlour at the farmhouse three and a half years ago.

After spending many years visiting antiques emporiums at weekends they decided it was time Warrington had its own portal back to the golden era where people could come and spencd some time perusing vintage items and finding themselves a bargain.

Kris said; “It is just something we have always loved and when we moved into the farmhouse we had the space to open a shop. At first It was appointment only but as the word spread, we decided to open every Sunday. Keeping it to one day a week makes it more of an event for people. We get new stock every week and people are always quite shocked when the visit the shop as it is around 3000 sq ft but quite hidden away.”

Kris and Nicola’s children, twins Email and Kate and Tom also like to help out with Nics Nacs but Kris says the twins “are more interested in having tea parties with the china sets.”

He said; “Tom loves coming out to house calls with me and finding hidden treasure. I love anything weird and wonderful and we source our stock from all over the country. We work very hard tto source our items to enable us to keep prices as low as possible, because of this our stock moves quickly and changes from week to week.

We sell all kinds of antique and vintage items from real quality antiques to shabby pieces of furniture crying out for upcycling.

We just love it and it gives me an excuse to buy quirky stock that I can’t fit into our house.”

Nics Nacs does not have a particular genre but if it is weird, funky or old and battered they could be interested in buying your items.

Nics Nacs is open every Sunday between 10am and 4pm and can be found at Brookside Farm, Manchester Road.

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