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Pewsey auctioneers in royal move
6:00pm Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
Auctioneer David Harrison and his partner Sue Owen, who opened the Jubilee Auction Room in Pewsey in 1992 when the Queen was celebrating her Golden Jubilee, have moved to bigger premises and as it’s another jubilee year they are keeping the name.
Mr Harrison, an auctioneer for more than 30 years, joked: “If the Queen lives to celebrate another jubilee we may have to think about moving again.”
The new sales room is only a few yards along the Marlborough Road from the old one. With twice the space, it is lighter, warmer and has much more hanging space. There is also much more parking space for customers. The auctioneers have acquired another building on the Phillips Yard site from which they will sell garden and other outdoor goods on sale days, traditionally held on Wednesdays.
Mr Harrison said: “We plan to have Saturday sales for plants and other things.”
Mrs Owen’s husband Les, a retired engineer, project managed the new steel-framed building.