Wednesday 5 July 2023

MORE THAN 200 items will be up for auction on Saturday to raise money for the Two Churches, One Town Appeal that’s seeking to raise £20 million over the next ten years to save Beverley Minster and St Mary’s from falling into disrepair.

BBC Bargain Hunt presenter Caroline Hawley (pictured) will be in charge of the auction, which will take place in the Minster’s South Transept from 10am.

Ahead of that, the public can view the various lots on Friday between 10am and 6pm and again on Saturday morning between 8 and 10am. 

Just under 100 ancient artefacts date back to the 12th century, including 14 pinnacles that secured the roof of the Minster, and are anticipated to attract international attention as the auction will be available globally via the internet.

More than a hundred further items have been donated by local residents.

EAST RIDING Council’s Beverley Customer Service Centre is relocating to the Treasure House Library for a week from next Monday to allow for some work to be carried out. The usual service, by appointment only, will continue in the temporary location; however, there will be no payment facilities available, but customers can pay by telephone, at alternative sites, or online, and at All Pay and Pay-point outlets. 

Customers can continue to make appointments and access services via telephone on 01482 393939 or online at The Customer Service Centre will re-open at its usual location on Cross Street on Monday, July 17.