Ancient artefacts auction to help save Beverley churches - will reach a global audienceTue 4th July 2023
Beverley’s Two Churches One Town campaign aims to raise £20-million over the next ten years to save Beverley Minster and St Mary’s from falling into disrepair.
Caroline Hawley will be overseeing the fundraising auction which takes place this Saturday 8 July in the South Transept at Beverley Minster.
Over 200 items will be set up on Thursday 6 July for public viewing on Friday 7 July, the day before the auction.
Just under a hundred ancient artefacts date back to the 12th century are anticipated to attract international attention as the auction will be available globally via the internet.
More than a hundred further items have been donated by local residents.
Research has revealed the remarkable history associated with these artefacts such as 14 pinnacles that secured the roof of the Minster which housed the shrine dedicated to its founder St John where pilgrims reported answers to their prayers and his banner was taken into battle by kings of England, the most notable being Henry V who came to Beverley with his queen to give thanks for victory at Agincourt.
If you are interested in viewing the items prior to the auction you can do so on Friday 7th July between 10am and 6pm. Also on the day of the auction Saturday 8th July from 8am to 10am.
The auction will be open to global bids using two internet platforms to attract a worldwide audience.