Here is one for all you Beatles' fans out there.
Our local auction house Tennants of Leyburn, which is very big and very impressive, has a mini covered in old pennies in the foyer. It has the words Penny Lane as a number-plate and is to be included in a sale soon. The expected price is around £7,000 if you are interested.
Friend W and I went to have a look at it this afternoon and then had a wander round the stuff to be included in tomorrow's sale. So much of it looks to be rubbish but I know from watching various antiques programmes that this is not so - china, bric a brac, books, furniture, textiles, lovely very old dolls' prams, christening gowns in what looks like tussore silk (remember that?) - the list of stuff is endless. Fascinating to look round but nothing I actually craved - in fact I rarely do these days = stuff is something I already have too much of. But a really interesting afternoon out - so thanks for that W - now a rest before getting ready to go out for a meal.