Getting best value while raising cash
Fundraisers for businesses and householders who were affected by the Boxing Day floodings continued with two big events last weekend. A giant three day jumble sale began at Todmorden Town Hall, while three top TV antiques experts ran a valuation day at the newly re-opened Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre.
The jumble sale opened its doors a day after the Mayor and Consort of Todmorden, Coun Steph Booth and Tony Booth, welcomed many who had helped their fellow townspeople out in the Boxing Day floods to a “thank you” tea party in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.
From the first day on Sunday, the jumble sale looked on course to raise thousands of ued people’s heirlooms, family treasures or curiosities.
The trio wanted to help reinforce the message that “the Calder Valley is open for business.” Trish Banyard of Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre, whose new home is at Valley Road, who welcomed visitors, said she was very pleased with how the event went.
“It was brilliant - people came from far and wide. Eric, Paul and Tom worked really hard all day. People brought along some great things including Georgian silver and a set of paintings worth thousands of pounds. It was great to see how busy it was - it was like old times.”
Victoria King, left, and Carol Howarth.
Barbara Lythgoe, left, and Belle Riley.