Penicuik antiques event makes a valuable contribution

Gavin Tavendale gives a valuation.
Gavin Tavendale gives a valuation.

ANTIQUES and collectables were inspected by experts during a recent charity event Penicuik.

St Mungo’s Church Hall was packed with local collectors, eager to find out more about the value and history of a wide selection of precious and unusual items.

The valuation night was organised and developed by the Rotary Club of Penicuik from an idea by Rotarian Colin Hunter.

Experts from Thomson and Roddick, auctioneers and valuers, were kept very busy by visitors, who helped sell out tickets 10 days prior to the event.

The funds raised will be used by the Rotary Club of Penicuik to make grants to local and international charities in response to appeals for assistance.

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