Town's own 'antiques roadshow'

WETHERBY has staged its very own antiques roadshow in aid of a children's charity.

Wetherby Historical Society held an antiques valuation with the aid of Tomlinson’s Antiques in Tockwith and experts John Waring and Peter Zeigler.

The event, held on November 9 in Wetherby Town Hall, raised 300 for Martin House Children’s Hospice in Clifford. The cheque was handed over last Friday.

Norman Staples, committee member of the society, said: “People brought their own treasures to find out something about them and value them.

“There were about 90 people attending it and 40 items altogether. Wine and nibbles were served at half time and it was a good evening enjoyed by all.

“Martin House was chosen because it’s a local charity and a well worthwhile one. They need a lot of money to keep going - and everybody loves kids, it’s as simple as that.”