Chance to find out value of heirlooms

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Residents are hoping to find out an old painting hanging in their hallway is a priceless treasure when a special “antiques roadshow” event comes to town.

The Croft, a community for the over 55s in Bourne, is hosting the event on Saturday, April 13, when people who own any antiques can take them along to find out their value.

A refurbished hsitoric manor house located on the site – the resident “hub” of the new community – will host the antiques roadshow from 11am to 4pm.

Auctioneer David Palmer, from Batemans Auctioneers of Stamford, will be on hand throughout the day to offer free of charge valuations and advice on pieces brought to The Croft by residents.

Janet Brown, from Lambs China and Glass Shop in Stamford, will also be there with examples of modern collectables that may becomes the antiques of the future.

Karl Hick, managing director of Larkfleet Homes – which developed The Croft in conjunction with Keystone Developments – said: “The Croft offers enjoyable community living that allows residents to embrace their interests and hobbies.

“We have help many community events in the past at The Croft and the antiques roadshow will provide local people with the opportunity to find out more about much loved pieces that have been passed down through the generations.

“Who knows, someone might be sitting on a goldmine.”