Lolly raised for church doors

TREASURE ranging from jewellery to a clay pigeon shooting voucher was sold in a special event in Axbridge.

TREASURE ranging from jewellery to a clay pigeon shooting voucher was sold in a special event in Axbridge.

Lolly from the Loft, a spoof of television favourite Cash in the Attic, was held in the town hall on Saturday to raise cash for St John the Baptist Church.

Auction items varied from valued antique collectables to more modern treasures such as a photographer's tripod and a box of organic vegetables.

About £850 was raised for the church, which will go towards replacing the internal oak doors with new glass ones.


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More than 70 people turned up and purchase the 88 items on offer. Axbridge town councillor Paul Passey played the formidable role of the auctioneer.

Friends of Axbridge Church chairman Priscilla Chard said: "There was a lot of banter going on and everyone had a really fun evening."

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The group raises funds for the church building itself and was set up for anyone interested in St John's as a historical landmark in the town. On Sunday night the group handed over a cheque for £1,500 and hope the doors will be installed during the summer.

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