Photo Gallery: ‘Exceptional’ first Wymondham auction

An Aladdin's Cave of second hand goods went under the hammer following the launch of Norfolk's newest auction house.

Wymondham Salerooms, based at an industrial estate off the B1172, hosted its inaugural weekly auction on Wednesday after its official opening last week.

It was standing room only as scores of people packed into the saleroom keen to snap up about 600 lots, which included an assortment of items from second hand vinyl to grandfather clocks, from frames pictures to two giant horse sculptures.

Auctioneer Matt Wilkins said: 'We had an exceptionally good turnout and the results were excellent – beyond our expectations. The bulk of the lots sold and sold very well.'

He added: 'We've had an awful lot of reaction. We had about 300 people turn up to the viewing which is quite unusual but is also a sign that this is something which Wymondham has frankly needed for some time. The support and encouragement has been exceptional and so we're very grateful to those who showed up.'

The new enterprise can be found at the Great Expectations Business Park, in Suton.

Items are already coming forward for its second sale due to be held on Wednesday next week from 10am.

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The auction house has also announced it will hold its first art, antiques and collectables sale on March 19.

For more information, call Wymondham Salerooms on 0844 358 1755 or visit www.wymondhamsalerooms.com