On the morning of Thursday 19 September, a party of Carnforth Rotarians and guests were treated to a very interesting tour around 1818 Auction rooms. Bill Nelson, the auctioneer, showed us the large area where the 2 day auctions take place, a short video and then took us to the ‘weekly’ auction room. The amount, and variety, of items ready to go under the hammer was astounding. No wonder TV auction programmes are regular visitors.
We were able to watch a live cattle auction, listening to ‘the fastest’ auctioneer in the North West!! Fortunately we avoided an unexpected purchase of a cow.
Thank you to Bill and everyone at 1818 who made us so welcome.