MARY ROSE BOOK FOR AUCTION
The Objets d'Art Auction to be held on 6th October 1984, in aid of the Warminster Athenaeum Appeal, has received an unexpected boost.
The world-famous archaeologist, Mrs Margaret Rule, who master-minded the raising of the Mary Rose, and who will be at the Athenaeum Arts Centre to give a lecture on the rebirth of the Tudor warship, upon hearing of the auction offered to donate a signed copy of her book The Mary Rose.
This will join other items including a 1930's Comfy Pot already given by the Marchioness of Bath, who is President of the Appeal.
Lady Bath is making a direct appeal to everyone in the area to search their lofts, attics and cellars for any antiques, objets d'art, bric-a-brac, etc., which might be sold to raise money for the Arts Centre.
The sale is being co-ordinated by Mrs Diane Street and Mr Paul Tanswell. The appeal is blessed by the services of auctioneer Dennis Barnard, who is well-known both on and off the auctioneer's rostrum.
The auction is likely to draw bidders from Warminster and the surrounding villages.