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Bonhams Auctioneers to Hold Charity Valuation Day for Bayford Chapel

Saturday 1 October 2016, 15:37
By Marilyn Miland

Bayford Chapel

Bayford Chapel has now been purchased on behalf of the village and building work and conversion to bring it up to date is ongoing. It is planned to have the hall open in time for Christmas, but it is still necessary to keep raising money to finish the work and equip the hall to a high standard.

The building dates back to 1881 when the Phelips family provided for its construction. Since then it has been under the stewardship of the Diocese of Bath & Wells, but falling congregations meant that it was no longer needed for its original purpose. Bayford residents voted in favour of working to raise £80,000 to purchase and refurbish it.

To help raise the necessary funds Bonhams the international auctioneers have kindly agreed to hold a charity valuation day for us. On Wednesday 12th October they will bring three valuers to the Memorial Hall in Wincanton between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

They are able to value jewellery, European ceramics and British and Irish works of art amongst other things. However, they cannot value large items of furniture, toys, stamps or musical instruments on this occasion.

There is no obligation to sell, but if you wish to then please bring some means of identification with you. There will be a charge of £5 for the first three items and then £1 per item after that, with a maximum of ten per person.

Bonhams is a privately owned auction house. Founded in 1793. It is one of the worlds oldest and largest auction houses of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is internationally recognised throughout all sectors of fine art, jewellery, motorcars and collectors markets.




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