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Alne WI meet TV’s Yorkshire Auction House ...

Saturday 11th May, 2024

On a beautiful spring morning, a small group of ladies from Alne WI, along with assorted partners and friends, were lucky enough to visit the Rydale Auctioneers in Kirkbymoorside.

For many, this is more familiarly known as TV’s Yorkshire Auction House! Here we were met by the flamboyant auctioneer, Angus Ashworth, owner of the auction house and star of the TV show.

Despite being incredibly busy preparing for a viewing prior to the next sale, Angus spent an hour describing how the auction house was established in 2010, how a sale works and how the business is constantly moving forwards and expanding.

With several sales each month, the staff are kept continuously busy—collecting, researching, valuing, photographing, displaying and subsequently selling items on behalf of their clients.

The Auction House deals with general antiques and collectables, fine art, jewellery, militaria and firearms.

Angus talked us through the entire process and treated us to a behind the scenes look at all the different areas, introducing us to his staff (many of whom we have seen on TV) at the same time.

Through the programme, Angus now has an international audience and though there are still plenty of visitors on auction day, many of the bids are via telephone, commission or online.

To read more about the Alne WI’s visit to the Ryedale Auctioneers, pick up a copy of the paper from your nearest stockist.

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