Hopefuls take their treasures to Fernhurst’s TV expert

THE Antiques Road Show came to West Lavington and a host of hopeful visitors arrived to have their treasures inspected.

It was a fund raising event hosted in aid of Midhurst Parish Church in Pendean Nursing Home’s summer marquee.

And billed ‘Antiques in the Attic’ it was the legacy of well known church supporter Trina Duncan who was a fund raising dynamo and who died suddenly earlier this year.

The event was Trina’s inspiration and her daughter Emma was determined it would go on. She and Trina’s grandchildren Joe and Polly were there to ensure the smooth running.

Three top class experts from the auctioneers, John Nicholson’s of Fernhurst, were there to examine the treasurers including TV celebrity, David Ford.

Mark Grant and Buffy Parker focused on porcelain and paintings while David seemed to specialise in everything else.

“A steady stream of people came all day with a whole range of treasures including, jewellery, books, paintings, WW1 medals and silverware,” said Emma. “We are all immensely grateful to Pendean for lending us this versatile facility to dip our toes into the world of antiques and dream of possible riches.”

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