In June CAS were invited to the opening of the Sudeley Castle “Treasure Trove” by Tulah, Lady Ashcombe’s wire-haired dachshund. The new addition to the Castle’s visitor centre will house beautiful antiques and curios specially chosen by Lady Ashcombe. The pieces, some from the Castle’s own collection and others donated by British Bespoke Auctions, will be available to the public and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Shelter and another local charity.
In Lady Ashcombe’s own words…
“I have always loved antiques and have collected all my life – it became a bit an addiction so over the years I accumulated a great many artefacts. Since meeting with Nicholas Grainger of British Bespoke Auction, (like minds!) he has been hugely generous and been able to donate things from the auction to add to our collection. We are pleased that St Peter’s Youth Group in Winchcombe and the Cheltenham Animal Shelter – both very worthy causes, will benefit from the sale of these vintage and antique collectables. We do hope people will visit the Treasure Trove and enjoy acquiring vintage and antique artefacts, while at the same time helping two very good causes”.
The launch was well attended, despite the British weather’s attempts to dampen spirits, and items are already flying off the shelves.