Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The Shambles

A treasure trove of Victorian life is up for auction. I tingled with a mix of despair and delight as I read about the little museum, the Shambles in Newent, Gloucestershire, that closed down in November. How had I never managed to see it? And how could I possibly get my hands on some of the goodies?

Auctioneer Simon Chorley has the task of cataloguing all the extraordinary items and bringing them to sale at a four day auction from 18th - 21st May. The range of stuff goes from the charmingly bucolic gardening equipment to a range of printers odds and ends including type cases, some wooden letters and various old presses - and almost everything conceivable in between.

If anyone goes do tell me what you get.