Last public valuation ahead of ancient artefacts auction fundraiser this Friday 23 JuneThu 22nd June 2023
Rare ancient artefacts from Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church will go under the hammer in a vital fundraising auction in just over two weeks (Saturday 8 July).
The public are being encouraged to offer their own prized possessions for auction and to donate all or part of the proceeds to help save Beverley’s St Mary’s Church and Minster from falling into disrepair.
The last public valuation event is taking place this Friday 23 June from 2-5pm at St Mary’s Church, where people can discover the potential value of items they no longer want.
The auction is the latest initiative from the Two Churches One Town charity campaign to raise £20-million over ten years to help refurbish and preserve Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church.
Roofs, windows and stonework are amongst the features needing urgent attention to avoid the nightmare scenario of having to close these historic buildings on safety grounds.
Some of the items already replaced, such as ancient pinnacles over 750 years old from the top of Beverley Minster and antique pews from St Mary’s, are among the lots on offer which are also bolstered by items provided by the public.
Full background about the challenge, including a short documentary film, is available on the charity’s website at: www.BeverleyTwoChurches.co.uk
There are expected to be well over a hundred lots which are anticipated to gain international interest when the catalogue goes live online ahead of the auction.
If members of the public cannot make Friday’s valuation session they can contact Hawley’s Auctioneers by telephone: 01482 868193 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org