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Auction raises £1,000 for Lowton church

by gemmamelling

An auction to support Lowton St Mary’s Church proved a great success with more than £1,000 raised.

The bi-annual auction, held at the Community Hall in Newton Road, Lowton on Saturday, June 10, saw 171 donated items go under the hammer in front of a packed audience, with lots of very competitive bidding.

Items on sale were many and varied. They included a Bible originating from Lowton St Mary’s Church in 1861, which sold for £45 as well as prayer sheets for the Prince of Wales dated 1871 & 1872.

Other unusual items at the auction included a Northern Poultry Record Magazine from 1931, an oak chair containing a commode, old copper coated pans, a copper foot warmer, a Grandmother Clock and a large quantity of Beano comics dating from 1984.

Items which attracted the largest bids included a large ornate table, which sold for £46, an old wooden revolving office chair sold for £40, a large doll’s house complete with furniture, which went for £40 and an overlocking machine, which made £58.

All in all the event raised £1,150 which will go towards the church.

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