Auctions

Rusty, broken train set found in garage sells for £6,500

An old train set found rusting in a garage in a house clearance in Kendal has sold for £6,500 at auction.

Train set
1818 Auctioneers

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."

David Hunter

Hatherleigh market plans set to get green light

Daniel Clark

Local Democracy Reporting Service

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.

Hatherleigh plans
Kingswood Homes

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.

See how Hatherleigh market set a world record in February 2019
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