On Thursday last 34 members travelled by coach to Leyburn to spend the day at Tennant’s- the largest auction house outside London.
From the moment we arrived to be greeted by friendly faces, coffee and still-warm, newly- baked shortbread, until we left at 4pm having been sent on our way with hot drinks, cream scones and chocolate brownies , we were looked after fantastically well. The business was explained to us by a succession of knowledgeable staff, who showed us around the purpose- built building, displaying a wide selection of goods  available for auction, explaining the process as we went. We saw examples of goods from the humdrum to the exquisite, depending on the status of the sale we were viewing.
Our day was split by a delightful lunch in the bistro- yes, more food!
The whole experience was well- organised- Tennants certainly know how to look after their guests and I’m sure the experience was enjoyed by all.

Carol A

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Images taken by Gordon A