Eviction gnomes to go under the hammer

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 October 2011 | UPDATED: 10:19 11 October 2011

Picture of gnomes that have been

Picture of gnomes that have been "evicted" by the new owner of the property were they lived.

Archant

THE gnomes at the centre of an eviction controversy revealed in last week's Mercury are up for auction - with the proceeds going to a homelessness charity.

The critters were in residence at a home in Yeomans Orchard, Wrington but were served a 12-hour eviction notice by the new owner of the home, Nick Walters.

He also charged previous owner Paul Urch with the cost of removing the gnomes, but Mr Urch has now put them up for sale with the proceeds going to Shelter.

They will go under the hammer at the Clevedon Salesrooms on October 20, and Mr Urch said: “It would appear to be the honourable and responsible thing to do, because there are more important things going on in the world.”

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