Auctioneer Will Hancock takes a
Auctioneer's assistant Jo Atkinson models Tweenies goodies.
On Friday 16th
May, the village hall was transformed into an auction room, with
promises for sale in aid of the PCC’s toilet building project at
St. Lawrence Church. A big debt of thanks goes to all those who gave
promises, all those who bid for them and to auctioneer Will Hancock
for knocking them down at such good prices.
But this was a
genuinely village event, in which many others contributed by giving
their time to make the evening such an enjoyable and successful
occasion. Cheese came courtesy of Clapps, a promise from the
Westbury bell ringers, the public address system and crockery from
the Friendly Society, and much help in preparing and clearing away
from volunteers who seemed to appear from nowhere.
Special thanks to
John Barkle and Penny Colwill for being such treasurers, to Jane
Sealy for organising another event to round the total off at £3,500,
and to Kathy Hancock for the tasteful artist’s impression of the
loo-to-be, which was given as a prize to Ray Harding for the highest
single bid of the night.
I would write more,
but have to go and plan a menu for Philip Phelps, who bought our
promise of Sunday lunch for four (I
knew I should have bid for the 7lb joint of lamb.
after his successful bid for German lessons from Bernadette Waters
|The vicar looks
cheerful as the bids mount up.