THERE will be an array of antiques and collectables on offer at a Whitchurch auction house next week.

Trevanion and Dean Auction House, in Station Road, is set to kick off its spring series of sales with an auction on Wednesday, April 14.

A selection of art, antiques and collectables from across the globe will be on offer.

A spokesman for the auction house highlighted one of the most interesting lots on offer on Wednesday.

They said: “One of their most interesting lots originates a little closer to home; an archive of letters, receipts and ephemera from the late 19th century relating to Tanners Wine Merchants.

“Tanners’ roots lie firmly in the heart of the historic county town of Shrewsbury where they were founded as Thomas Southam & Son in 1842.

“The wine merchants quickly established an excellent reputation in the Shropshire area, operating from Wyle Cop in its distinctive black and white building which dates from the 15th century.

“Southam & Son was taken over by Tanners in 1936 and has been a staple on Shrewsbury’s high street ever since, celebrating its 175th year in 2017.

“Included in the lot are a selection of handwritten letters, receipts, cheque book stubs, business cards, a pocket ledger, and a bad debts book, documenting the day-to-day operations of this bustling Shropshire enterprise.”