Monday 29 November 2021

A tinplate Mickey Mouse money box that was taken along to an antiques valuation day in Beverley is being forecast to make at least £10,000 when it goes under the hammer on Friday. The mechanical marvel is a fabulously rare early piece of Disney memorabilia that was made for just a very brief period in the early 1930s. It was taken into the David Duggleby Beverley office by a member of the family of Victor Swain, who as a film-loving small boy was thrilled to receive the present and would treasure it until his death at the age of 97 two years ago. The money box, one of the lots at a toy auction at the Vine Street saleroom in Scarborough on Friday, is in full working order – Mr Swain apparently kept it on a high shelf out of the reach of children.

Age UK are appealing for more Volunteer Befrienders within Hull & the East Riding to help provide regular friendship visits or telephone calls with the aim of reducing social isolation and loneliness. For more information call 01482 324644 or email

And finally, East Riding County Choir presents a performance of Handel’s Messiah in Beverley Minster this Saturday, beginning at 7.30pm. Admission is by ticket only, which cost £18. They can be purchased online or from Beverley’s Tourist Information Centre.