Weekly sales return to Wisbech

Richard Barnwell at Clifford Cross auctions with some of the lorries that he is auctioning off ENGANL00120130803162924
Richard Barnwell at Clifford Cross auctions with some of the lorries that he is auctioning off ENGANL00120130803162924
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Weekly sales have returned to Wisbech thanks to a well-known auctioneer.

Richard Barnwell, owner of Clifford Cross Auctions, has taken over the Wednesday and Saturday sales in the auction hall in Cattle Market Chase.

Maxey Grounds & Co gave the auction of chattels in October.

Mr Barnwell has been drawing in crowds of more than 100 people since taking over the sales four weeks ago.

He said: “Going to the auctions is part of the fabric of life in Wisbech and I wanted to keep the tradition alive.

“The sales are going very well. The hall is absolutely packed.

“There must have been 100 to 150 people at the Saturday morning auction.”

A wide variety of items have gone under Mr Barnwell’s hammer – ranging from vegetables and flowers to furniture, cars and Transit vans.

One of the most unusual items was a model of a steam threshing model, which sold for £280.

Mr Barnwell said: “You can save a lot of money by buying things at an auction.”