Atlantic liner link for item at grand auction in village
There will be a range of interesting lots at a grand auction in Stannington on Saturday.
One of the items is a garden seat made from teak taken from the RMS Mauretania – one of the most remarkable Atlantic liners in history.
Apart from holding transatlantic records for 20 years, she was commissioned in the First World War as a troop carrier and transported British troops to Gallipoli and managed to dodge a submarine torpedo before being used as a hospital ship and then commissioned again to carry Canadian and American troops to France.
Others include a maritime anchor lamp, with the number 158 and ‘not under command’ plate on the upper part, golf clubs, bicycles, a Yamaha keyboard, mother of pearl theatre binoculars and a stone planter.
Entry to the event in Stannington Village Hall is free. The proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church in the village.
Refreshments will be available.
If anyone wishes to donate any goods that are in saleable condition, call Brian on 01670 789247 or Jeannie on 01670 789045.
Items will be accepted from 9.30am on the day, viewing is from noon to 1pm and the sale starts at 2pm.