04 May 2011

An Antiques Roadshow-style event will be held by chairman of Northamptonshire County Council, Cllr Rosemary Bromwich, to raise money for her chosen charities.

The antique valuation day event will be held on Saturday, May 7, at County Hall, Northampton, with money raised going to Alzheimers Research UK and the NGH Intensive Care Simulation Suite.

A team from Dreweatts specialist valuers, which cover all sectors of the fine art and antiques market, will be on hand to value the items.

Their team will give valuations on items including jewellery, silver, watches, pictures, European ceramics, decorative arts, Asian works of art as well as items of militaria and ephemera.

Cllr Bromwich said: “These two charities are very dear to me and I think this is an excellent, fun way of raising money for very good causes.

“This is a good opportunity for people to get together and find out about items they have in their homes, which they might be curious about and may be worth some money.”

The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and everyone is invited to bring along their small items and/or photos of larger items to show the valuation team.

There will three specialists in attendance on the day:

  • James Nicholson specialising in jewellery, silver, watches and coins
  • Archie Parker specialising in pictures
  • David Rees specialising in ceramics, general valuations, ephemera, militaria

For a donation of £5, valuers will assess a maximum number of five items per person. Those attending will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

There will be car parking in the county council’s staff car park in Angel Street, Northampton. After the event, the car park will be closed at 2:30 p.m. prompt.