A POPULAR Uttoxeter museum is giving residents the chance to have their treasures valuated.
Redfern’s Cottage: Museum of Uttoxeter Life is holding a series of valuation days inviting people to attend with their valuable items.
The history Carter Street building will hold the first event on Wednesday, February 27.
This will be followed by valuations on Wednesday, April 24 and Wednesday, June 19.
Sarah Plimmer, valuer at Winterton’s Fine Art at Bagshaw’s, will be on hand from 11.30am to 1.30pm on the selected days to value residents venerable pieces and hopefully find some rare and valuable antiques among them.
A spokesman for the town museum said the team at Redfern’s Cottage is very grateful to Winterton’s, Bagshaw’s and Ms Plimmer for their support in holding the event.
John Naylor, a volunteer at the museum said if successful this could become a regular event at Redfern’s.
He said: “This is a great opportunity to find out more about your possessions in this wonderful setting.
“We would like to make this a regular event at Redfern’s Museum.”
The event is being used to support the town’s historic museum.
There will be a charge of £1 per valuation which will go towards the running costs of Redfern’s Cottage.
The museum was taken over more than two-and-a-half years ago by a team of trustees and volunteers.
It offers a unique insight into the history of the town and surrounding area and holds regular fund-raising events showcasing crafts and an insight into past times.