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An old train set found rusting in a garage in a house clearance in Kendal has sold for £6,500 at auction.
The set was rusty and wheels had fallen off the locomotive but the Marklin Gauge 1, Midland Railway attracted bids on the phone and online and eventually went to a buyer from Holland.
David Hunter from 1818 Auctioneers said: “It would have been a top train set when new, the most expensive you could buy in the 1900s.”
It must have been a favourite toy at some time given all its wear and tear."
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Plans for the major redevelopment of Hatherleigh market are set to be given the go-ahead next week.
Kingswood Homes’ plans to revamp the former cattle market site include 102 new homes, a new market square, an auction facility, a pavilion, commercial units, and car parking facilities.
Around £1m is set to be invested in a new market as part of an overall £20m investment in the scheme.
Plans for a new supermarket, a medical centre and industrial units - all originally proposed for the site - have been scrapped, though, as there was little appetite locally and commercially for them, and alternative medical provisions were being made elsewhere.
The proposals have split the town though, with a world record charity auction taking place in February to try and raise funds to buy the market site back.
The collection's current owner kept the comics locked in a bank vault after two burglaries.