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Save the Children valuation day

26/05/2011 1:02 PM

In December 2010 Culvertons were contacted by Lynn Freya of Welwyn who suggested the idea of staging an antiques valuation day to raise funds for Save the Children and wondered if we would like to be involved ?

The Save the Children Fund was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of childen through health care, better education and economic opportunities as well as providing emergency aid around the world.

Today,  Save the Children  is a global network of non-govermental, non profit organisation enforcing childrens rights in 120 countries and is part of the International Save the Children Alliance whoose members co-ordinate emergency-relief efforts, helping to protect children from the effects of war and violence.

Culvertons directors discussed and researched Lynns proposal and quickly agreed that Save the Children is a charitable organisation with commendable aims and goals that deserves our support, so the first Save the Children and Culvertons antiques Valuation day was planned to be held on May 22nd 2011 in Welwyn, Buckinghamshire.

First through the door on opening was the Mayor Carl Storer with a familly hier loom followed by a succession of members of the public armed with an array of interesting objects.

The highlights being a superb carriage clock retailed by Dent of London, a collection of photographs and cuttings detailing the life of the producer Brian Desmond Hurst, a pair of Itallian oil paintings by Eugenio Zampighi and a rare Distingushed Flying Cross and medal awarded to Samuel Eric Esler DFC in World War II (more news on this to be posted).

The day was a resounding success, generating funds for Save the Children and the chance for Culvertons specialists to see a myriad of intersting artefacts and meet the people of Welwyn.

Many thanks to Lynn Freya for organising this event and to Tina Rackham for her expertise and help on the day.

If you like to learn more about the organisation visit