A LARGE family-run antique shop based in one of the oldest houses in a historic market town is marking its 20th anniversary.

York House Antiques, Richmond, is celebrating the milestone with an open day featuring its biggest ever Christmas light switch-on.

The antiques are housed over three floors, including a courtyard where visitors can browse the garden items including birdbaths, chimney pots and patio furniture.

The house is full to the brim with art, furniture, collectables and lighting from all over the world.

York House is owned by Christine Swift, who bought the building with her husband.

The 77-year-old has a long history of selling antiques in the town, having branched out to the old school canteen in Nuns Close car park for ten years.

She said: “To mark our anniversary we thought we would think festive as people are starting to do their Christmas shopping.

“It is a destination spot with many return visitors. It definitely provides an intriguing experience.”

The lights will be switched on at 4pm when there will be prosecco and minced pies, followed by a raffle with opportunities to win prizes. It will be open until 8pm.