Last weekend saw a one off local sale of a life time collection of cars - blacksmith and industrial tools - farm implements and paraphernalia - all of which had belonged to Alf Strange a local author who died in the seventies http://property.supadu.com/images/ckfinder/64/pdfs/Auction-PDFs/Alf%20Strange%20Catalogue.pdf
Alf Strange wrote three books that I am familiar with my favourite and sitting on my bookcase is Me Dads' the Village Blacksmith - a good read about times gone by in Shropshire
It was an enthusiasts dream as you can see - the auctioneer was about 5' ft nothing with a voice like a fog horn and a young lad ran in front of him ringing a bell as they moved from lot to lot- exciting the crowd. Beer was a flowing - adrenalin surging and caution was thrown to the wind by many of the anxious buyers.
Look at this heap of old treasure sold for £120 it was said - this chap was well into the scheme of things and willingly posed for his picture - was he the buyer? maybe ! Click on the picture to search for the treasure - was it cash well spent?