The Magpies Nest, Boston’s only Antiques & Collectables Centre, was opened in April 2015 by its current owner Des Ellerby. Des decided to open the centre after a short period of illness in early 2015. He had spent the previous 35 years in Cost and Management Accountancy but his illness period made him reflect on his life/interests and with the support of his partner Jan he felt it was time for a change and thus ‘The Magpies Nest ‘ was ‘born’.
Within the first week of opening the Centre was filmed by BBC’s ‘The Antiques Road Trip’ with James Braxton which firmly placed The Magpies Nest as a ‘must visit’ Centre. Situated at 23, Church Street, Boston the Centre currently has 17 dealers operating within, selling a diverse range of antiques, collectables, retro and vintage items. The Centre boasts a gallery and three rooms full of interesting and unusual items. As many dealers operate here the stock changes on a regular basis thus many of our customers are avid collectors. Our location, between the town footbridge and Boston Stump, also makes it ideal for tourists to call in to buy and browse as we are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and occasional Sundays in the summer season. The Centre is operated by Des and one member of staff, Tracy, who has helped in building up a reputation for the Centre’s cleanliness, honesty, customer service, good displays and fair pricing.
In September 2016 The Magpies Nest expanded by opening a smaller centre in Sleaford under the same name. It operates on a similar basis but with different dealers come different stock. Stock from both locations is often advertised on Social Media such as Facebook and we are more than happy to move stock between Centres should a customer wish to view. The Sleaford Centre is open Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am to 4pm and it also has a cellar full of items.
The Magpies Nest appreciates the support it gets from local and national customers and dealers in this small independent business.
If you are interested in becoming a Dealer at one of the Centres please call in at either Centre or contact Des on 07890218902.