Hedon

Church masonry – star lots of St Augustine’s Church auction

UP TO 100 PEOPLE or more were present at Hedon’s St Augustine’s Church on the morning of Saturday 15th October, as what seemed hundreds of items went under the hammer during a Public Auction.

Professional Auctioneer Ralph Ward led the proceedings with tables and chairs, lamps and pictures being sold quickly for the highest bids – which were all still at bargain prices.

But amongst the lots up for auction were some really unusual oddities including a selection of copper and brass ornaments and a whole range of grand looking mirrors. But perhaps the ultimate lots of all were the pieces of genuine masonry from the 800 year old church itself! The stones were accompanied by laminated documents signed by the Reverend Kathy Lawrie certifying that they had been removed from the church during its ‘facelift’ started last year.

The Auction was a fast-moving affair with Ralph Ward keeping things light-hearted and fun. We snatched this short video of Ralph – although we never did find out if it was Beryl or Meryl!?

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