The auction at the former Abbots Bromley School

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Bidders from around the globe have battled it out to get their hands on items from the former Abbots Bromley School.

The auction at the former Abbots Bromley School

The school closed in the summer after planned investment to keep it open failed to materialise.

As a result, hundreds of lots went under the hammer in the site’s Reid Hall on 19th November, with in person bidders packed in and interest from buyers in 13 countries, including China.

The seven-hour sale saw a Georgian oak dresser which once stood in the dining hall fetch £1,900, while a trampoline went for £1,200.

Other notable lots included an upright piano making £1,900 and two Victorian oak refectory tables going for £1,350.

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Abbots Bromley School

Auctioneer Richard Winterton said: “It was a stunning day at Abbots Bromley which was absolutely packed with nostalgia.

“Loads of former pupils came back to relive old memories and see if they could bid to take away a memento of their happy formative days.

“The comments we’ve had from people have been so pleasing – how flabbergasted they are at the work which has gone into this sale.

“I have to say that the attention to detail, teamwork, professionalism and sheer hard work from everyone has been second-to-none.”

There will still be a chance for former pupils to get their hands on a piece of the school’s history.

“This auction was phase one,” Mr Winterton added. “We are now looking forward to phase two in the spring, which will feature the remaining fixtures and fittings in the buildings.

“More information will be released in the new year.”


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