EVERYONE attending an event at Louth Town Hall this coming Sunday (October 23) will be entered into a special competition to win a valuable piece of antique porcelain.
The raffle will be part of an antiques’ valuation day organised by the Rotary Club of Louth in the former Council Chamber at the Town Hall.
The organisers are keen to encourage as many people as possible to take their family heirlooms along to get them valued by a well known television celebrity.
The event will begin at 10am and run through until 4pm with the Louth Victorian Family Fayre.
The good new is that the Rotary Club has managed to enlist the help of television Antiques’ expert Colin Young, who when not starring on television works at the Lincoln based auction house Golding Young Thomas Mawer.
He will be on hand at the Town Hall to give his professional opinion on special treasures and will be accompanied by fellow presenter and auctioneer John Leat. Just as with the TV programme Flog It visitors can leave their items to be sold at auction or if all is required is a valuation they can then be taken home again.
The Rotary Club of Louth will make a nominal valuation fee of £2 per item, which will be given to local Charities.
John and Colin have kindly given their services for free in order to help the Charities.
For each item valued the person’s name will be entered into a draw to win an early piece of 19th Century Porcelain.
Anyone who cannot use the stairs can access the valuation via the lift, which takes access off the car park behind the building.
There will also be the opportunity to have a chat with Colin on Friday evening when he is the guest of honour at a dinner at Kenwick Golf Club, 7m for 730pm.
After a superb meal Colin will give an enlightening after dinner speech about the world of Antiques Shows.
If you would like to book a place for this then please call Andrew on 01507 608210.