The catalogue has been published listing the stone from Canterbury Cathedral’s Great South Window to be sold at a fund-raising auction at 14.00 hrs on Saturday 24 September.
Produced by The Canterbury Auction Galleries, which is running the auction for the Cathedral, the 64-page catalogue features photographs and details of the 140 lots as well as information about the sale and how to bid.
Articles from Cathedral staff involved in the magnificent seven year project to rebuild one of the Cathedral’s largest windows are also included.
The catalogue is available from the Cathedral shop in Burgate or from the shop website http://www.cathedral-enterprises.co.uk/Shop/Books/Books-on-Kent-Canterbury-and-the-Cathedral and a minimum donation of £10 is requested plus £3 if the catalogue is to be sent by post. Entry to the auction and the viewing days is by catalogue (which admits two adults) only.
The money raised by the sale of the stone, which could not be used again when the window was rebuilt, will go towards supporting future conservation work at the Cathedral.
The auction is being held at:
Stonemasons’ Yard, Shalloak Road, Broad Oak, Canterbury CT2 0PR
On sale day there will be a bar, a hog roast and music as well as the chance to see stonemasons and stained glass conservators working.
Viewing is on:
Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs when there will be limited parking at the yard.
Saturday 24 September 10.00 until start of sale.
Parking at the yard on sale day is only for those with a disability. As parking near the yard is not possible due to the busy, narrow road a free shuttle bus will be running between the Kingsmead and the yard. The bus service will leave Kingsmead Car Park (CT1 1BN) every 30 minutes starting at 09.45 hrs until 15.15hrs and returning between 10.00 and 17.00 hrs.
The catalogue can be viewed online at http://www.thecanterburyauctiongalleries.com
For those not able to attend on the day of the sale, it is possible to leave commission bids or bid live online. Please note there is no telephone bidding.
Live bidding is through http://www.the-saleroom.com which can be accessed via a computer, tablet or mobile telephone. Bidders need to register in advance and it is advised that anyone using the system should check how it works prior to the sale.
Collection of lots
Smaller lots can be taken away on the day after the auction ends or collected on Monday 26 September between 10.00 and 16.00 hrs. Arrangements can be made at the auction with Young Brothers Transport for delivery of larger lots. Lots will remain at the stonemasons’ yard until 16.00 hrs on Friday 30 September when they will be collected by Young Brothers Transport and delivery will be arranged at the buyer’s expense.