Two thirds of veteran comedy troupe The Goodies swapped their famous three-seat ‘trandem’ for an Austin Healey and drove into Cirencester during a Antiques Road Trip on Friday.
Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor who, along with Bill Oddie, ruled the airwaves during the 1970s with their surreal sketch show were filming for the popular BBC antiques show, which sees rival celebrities paired up with industry experts to buy antiques and turn the greatest profit at auction. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most important events in the Cotswolds agricultural calendar attracted hundreds of farmers to an abandoned airfield this week.
The 850 lot collective machinery auction at Southrop Airfield, between Lechlade and Fairford, is a chance for farmers to buy and sell implements, tools and requisites – anything from a wheel barrow to a flat bed lorry. Read the rest of this entry »
The fate of a zebra’s bottom, sold last year by Cotswold antique and fine art auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent, has been revealed on the television show Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
The show, which pits two antiques experts against each other as they attempt to make the most profit from items bought at auction, featured Philip Serrell and a heavily pregnant Christina Trevanion bidding at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester back in March last year.
Firearms collectors are setting their sights on an antique dreiling gun, which will be going under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent’s Sporting Sale in August.
Featuring a 16-bore shotgun set above a rifle, dreiling guns – from the German word drei, meaning three – were popular with hunters and gamekeepers. Read the rest of this entry »
It was about time at an antiques auction in the Cotswolds last week, when a collection of clocks from the estate of a renowned, and eccentric, horologist went under the hammer. Read the rest of this entry »
In 1906 well-meaning Edwardians erected Quenington Village Institute for the ‘betterment of the village’.
The building started life as a reading room, and in time became the village hall, and the venue for everything from parish meetings to dances and movie screenings.
But when villagers recently voted to move their village hall to a former chapel, the Institute was offered a new lease of life – as a residential property.
A Marlborough business coach has helped a niche manufacturing company scoop a major European business award.
Herefordshire-based aerospace specialist Midas-NDT Systems was a finalist in the Manufacturing category of the 2013 ActionCOACH Business Excellence Awards, after business coach Nigel Scott helped the company to put in place strategies to manage soaring sales. Read the rest of this entry »