Many thanks to everyone who was involved in, attended, contributed towards or bid at the auction. I think in terms of fun and joy that was one of the best weekends of my life. Everyone seemed so happy, there was a great team of helpers and everyone went away satisfied.

The result of Auction was superb. When all is in we will have raised about £25,000, which is good going for a fifth auction! Many people will be relieved to know that we did not sell the Luca Giordano painting although the bidding came very close to the reserve. I feel vindicated in that it has proved to be a more significant piece of art than was previously believed, and I hope now to enjoy it for the rest of my days.


John CR