Monday, 23 October 2017

Beatles memorabilia helps raise thousands for residents association

ALMOST £3,000 was raised at an auction of promises organised by Gainsborough Residents? Association in Henley.

ALMOST £3,000 was raised at an auction of promises organised by Gainsborough Residents? Association in Henley.

More than 50 people attended Saturday evening?s event at the town hall to bid for 47 lots which included an afternoon cream tea with the Mayor and Mayoress.

A limited edition collection of Beatles albums donated by George Harrison?s widow Olivia went for £265, while a boat trip on the Thames was sold for £95.

The auction was conducted by Simon Jones, of Watlington auctioneers Jones & Jacob, and there was a raffle with prizes donated by Gainsborough residents, including champagne, chocolate and an Olly Murs autobiography.

Paula Isaac, who chairs the association, said: ?The event was a great success and we would like to thank everybody who was involved.?

The Beatles albums were bought by computer engineer Matthew Bunton, of Gainsborough Crescent.

He said: ?I got a nudge in the ribs and put my hand up. I have a large vinyl collection and I enjoy the Beatles. Being donated by Olivia Harrison, the albums are obviously very collectible. I?m planning to get a record player to play them all. It has made me skint but the money?s going to a great cause, so I think it was worth it.?

Kate Dunbar, of Gainsborough Crescent, paid £48 for tea with the Mayor and said: ?I?m going to take my daughter and some of her friends along.?

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