Charles Hanson and Simon Price

A special event celebrating the city’s silver heritage is coming to Lichfield.

Cutlery and silverware business Arthur Price is teaming up with Bargain Hunt star Charles Hanson for the event on October 15.

Charles Hanson and Simon Price
Taking place from noon until 4pm at the Arthur Price Factory Shop, Living a Lichfield Legacy – A Day of Discovery will give people the chance to explore the history of their objects.

Admission is free with donations going to We Love Lichfield.

Charles said: “I’m delighted to be coming to Lichfield to help this good cause and tell people about my passion for silver through the centuries and quality tableware.

“Lichfield has a sparkling silver history thanks to Arthur Price, a firm full of provenance and pedigree which has been manufacturing silver and plated goods for more than 100 years.

“What dusty old objects or nostalgic antiques have you got with a story to tell which Simon and I can learn about?

“Dust down your dining table, look through your drawers, dig out your unused silver cutlery and bring it along. Let’s make this a day to celebrate Lichfield and Staffordshire’s heritage.”

Free silver valuations will be available with Hansons’ silver expert Victoria Sheppard, formerly of Christie’s.

Charles said: “Both Simon Price, CEO of Arthur Price, and I feel passionately about bringing silver back into the limelight. There is nothing more splendid than a table elegantly laid with silver cutlery. We see canteens of cutlery come into Hansons that have been given as wedding presents and never used because they were saved for best.

“Let’s get silver back at the heart of our dining experiences and make eating in style a key trend in time for Christmas 2018.”

Simon, whose great-grandfather Arthur Price established the family business in 1902, said: “It’s great that two businesses are working together to help the local community.

“I’m really looking forward to hearing people’s stories and celebrating this wonderful place that we live – and raising money for We Love Lichfield to help local voluntary groups.”

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