Raising the Roof Auction for St. Mary's Church, Baconsthorpe

Live Auction Items.

Details of the winning bids at our live auction on 6th July are listed below:

Many thanks for your generosity


A visit to the Houses of Parliament for two people on a Wednesday, to attend Prime Minister's Questions, followed by a tour and tea with the Rt. Hon. Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk

Donated by the Rt. Hon. Norman Lamb, MP

Sold £320


A cake made for you every month for a year

Made and donated by Yvonne Delany

Sold £60


A pair of bespoke hand sewn silk lampas scatter cushions. Based on an 18th century French design, with bespoke hand made passementerie (over 400 onion tassels, made by hand and individually whipped with different colours to complement the lampas). With feather and down inners. Dimensions 54 x 43 cms. Specially designed for this auction. Retail value £520. Starting bid £250.

Donated by Carlos Garcia Interiors

Sold £360


A service of your oil fired AGA by Cast Iron Cookers Ltd. (includes wicks and new filter, excludes other parts), north Norfolk area.

Value £94

Donated by Jonathan Cooper

Sold £95


Two tickets for the First Day of the Chelsea Flower Show, 21st May 2019 (tickets available December 2018)
Donated by Tessa McCosh

Sold £170


A day's fly fishing with Johnny Shier at Bure Valley Lakes (between Saxthorpe & Aylsham). Tuition (if needed), rods, reels & flies provided. This is for one person, although friends and family may come & watch. Sorry, no dogs allowed at the fishery.

Donated by Johnny Shier

Sold £50


A Pair of Vintage Sterling Silver Candelabra, made by Frank M. Whiting, USA, 13.5” high, 14” span. Frank M. Whiting was a well known firm of American silversmiths founded in 1878 and active until 1940.

Donated by Yvonne Delany

Sold £120


A photography commission by Raven Cozens-Hardy. He would photograph your house, a Church or a favourite view, either in colour or black white, and the commission can be anywhere in Norfolk.

Donated by Raven Cozens-Hardy

Sold £150


'Studies of Game Birds : English Partridge, Pheasant & Woodcock' by Colin W. Burns. Watercolour, signed, sight size 16.5 x 11.5 cms, framed size 24.5 x 19 cms

Donated by Colin Burns

Sold £260


A cartoon caricature of a subject of your choice by Danny of Baconsthorpe. Danny created 'The Hare and Now' sign for the pop-up pub and has drawn cartoons of village residents. Included in this lot is the original of Danny's cartoon for Raising the Roof, illustrated here.

Donated by Danny

Sold £70


A service of your oil fired central heating boiler (including a nozzle & filter but excluding the cost of any other parts required), north Norfolk area.

Value £90

Donated by Michael Peachment

Sold £80


A Virgin 'Anytime' Balloon Flight from any of 100 locations in the UK (5 in Norfolk). Book your flight by April 2020.

Value £164

Donated by Robert Keron

Sold £120

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A day of interior design consultation with Carlos Garcia, in either North Norfolk or London

Donated by Carlos Garcia

Sold £160


Brunch for 4 people at Back to the Garden, Letheringsett

Donated by Delaval Astley

Sold £70


Four tons of compost delivered free within a 10 mile radius of Saxthorpe, thereafter delivery negotiable

Donated by Peter Seaman

Sold £150


A week's stay at Cally Cottage, self-catering holiday cottage near Knockando, Speyside, maximum 6 guests. Guests to provide own bed linen & towels.

Usual price £300 pw

Donated by Kay Gethin

Sold £260


Your name used for a character in a novel by Gay Longworth, author of Dead Alone and The Unquiet Dead

Donated by Gay Longworth

Sold £60


A ton of muck for your garden, delivered in north Norfolk

Donated by Richard Youngs

Sold £90


A day on the Norfolk Broads for five people aboard 'Premier Cruz', with a picnic lunch, hosted by Mark Scrimshaw

Donated by Mark Scrimshaw

Sold £160


A pump-out of your septic tank, north Norfolk area

Value £95

Donated by Dick Fiddian, Norfolk Forestry Products

Sold £120


An 18th Century Spanish silvered tin Jardinière, the deep bowl repoussé with gadrooning & raised on bun feet, 22.25” diameter

Provenance : Sothebys sale, Contents of Dropmore, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, 18-20th March 1969 Lot 381

Donated by Tessa McCosh

Sold £600

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Watercolour 'Greyhound Impressions' by Susan Crawford, signed & dated 2001, sight size 11 x 14.75”, framed size 19.25” x 23”

Provenance : Tryon Gallery, London

Donated by Tessa McCosh

Sold £160


A wildlife day in North Norfolk for up to 6 people, lead by Nick Acheson, wildlife conservationist, writer and tour leader. Depending upon a date mutually agreed with Nick, this could be to watch birds on Cley Marshes, or to see flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and other insects at other locations.

Donated by Nick Acheson

Sold £160

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A George II mahogany writing slope with lower drawer & secret compartment 10.5” W x 18” L x 6” D

Donated by John Blofeld

Sold £90


A single gun on one of the days at the Hole Farm shoot this winter. The shoot is a friendly family shoot which concentrates on quality rather than quantity of birds. A reasonable proportion of the birds are wild so bags are unpredictable but usually vary between 50 and 80 birds per day.

The shoot is located near Hempstead, Holt where lunch will also be provided. A choice of dates will be offered to the successful bidder, who is also welcome to bring a friend to lunch if they wish.

Donated by Charles Inglis

Sold £210


One day fly fishing for trout as a guest on a beautiful beat of the Bure at Blickling. The successful bidder will have to comply with the clubs rules. The date can be arranged by mutual agreement with Charles Inglis from Hole Farm.

Donated by Charles Inglis

Sold £170


A lovely dinner for up to 12 people in the fabulous dining room at Barningham Hall, Matlaske on a date to be mutually agreed. A glass of fizz on arrival, the food and waiters are all provided, with the winner to supply their own wine.  Barningham Hall is a Grade 1 Listed building dating from 1612 and has been in the ownership of the current owners' family since 1785.

Starting price £400.

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Courtauld

Sold £600


A week's stay at The Mill, large self-catering holiday house near Biggar in the Scottish Borders. Sleeps 6 adults and up to 4 children. Available outside school holidays, guests to supply own linen and towels.

Donated by Andrew and Malika McCosh

Sold £370

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A tour of the Greene King Brewery in Bury St. Edmunds, for four people, to include lunch and ale at the Beer Cafe.

Donated by Andrew Galpin

Sold £100


A tour of the garden at The Merchants House, Blakeney for up to ten people. Either a morning tour starting at 10.30 with coffee & cake & ending around 12.00, or an afternoon tour starting at 2.30 & ending with tea and cake, ending around 4.00.  The tour usually costs £10 pp.

Donated by David and Clare Marris

Sold £110


A visit to London Zoo accompanied by a member, for two adults and two children, in August, September or October. If travelling by car (small/medium sized) this can be parked in a garage within walking distance of the Zoo for the day.

Donated by Sally Wade-Gery

Sold £110


A 30 minute flight from Little Snoring airfield around the North Norfolk coast for one person in a Cessna 150.

Donated by Paul Hendry-Smith

Sold £140


A private tour of Wolterton Hall for 8-12 people, including a glass of champagne. Built by Horatio Walpole in 1741 at the same time that his brother Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, was building Houghton Hall, Wolterton is owned by Peter Sheppard and Keith Day and is being meticulously restored to its Georgian splendour. The magnificent Hall featured recently in The World of Interiors.

Donated by Peter Sheppard & Keith Day

Sold £230


A commission for an Embrazen jacket made especially for you.  An embellished embroidered upcycled one off jacket made by Diana Muir.

Donated by Diana Muir

Sold £210


Two tickets for the 2019 Lord's Ashes Test.

Dates for the match have yet to be announced, but it is likely to be in August.

Donated by Harry Steel

Sold £260


A week's stay at 4 Mariners Hill, self-catering holiday cottage in Blakeney, maximum 7 guests, between October 2018 and February 2019 (excluding 22nd - 29th December). Starting price £600.

Donated by Tessa McCosh

Sold £600



Enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour for four people, try your hand at decorating your own unique piece of pottery and a relaxing lunch in our beautiful cafe.
Experience Days are available on weekdays* (advance booking required)

Donated by Emma Briddewater

Sold £140

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Lunch for 4

3 Courses and coffee with a welcome sparkler (bring your own wine) cooked and served by North Norfolk’s retired humble inn keeper with offerings also from his better half. Date by mutual agreement.

Hosted and donated by Robert and Daphne Dawson-Smith, Gunton Park, Hanworth

Sold £230


A large Emma Bridgewater jug in the Purple Pansy design, 6 pt capacity and first quality.

Donated by Emma Bridgewater

Sold £90


An out-of-season weekend stay at Barn Drift, an award winning 5 star luxurious barn conversion, situated to the east of Cley, with glorious views. The barn sleeps up to 16 people and is a wonderful place for a family holiday, special event or a wedding. The offer is for a 2 or 3 night stay, between October and March, excluding Christmas, New Year and half-term. Dates to be agreed with the owner and subject to any existing bookings. A deposit will be held by the owner during the stay. Starting bid £3,750.

Donated by Alice Atkinson


Many thanks to all our donors for such generous donations