Rare auction of motoring memorabilia

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A UNIQUE sale of motoring memorabillia is being held tomorrow following the closure of a garage which served motorists for 90 years.

The contents and buildings of W E Bradford and Sons in Sherburn is being auctioned tomorrow in a sale that is expected to attract motoring enthusiasts from across the country.

The garage closed following the death of proprietor Graham Evers Bradford in May.

He was the second son of founder Walter Evers Bradford, who started the business as a cycle repair workshop in 1922 in the village.

For years the garage was the only one for miles along the A64, attracting custom from visitors to and from Scarborough.

The collection built up over nine decades includes a 1926 Austin Heavey 12 as well as other motoring memorabllia.

Walter’s daugther Alison Oulton, who was a teacher at Sherburn School for 32 years, has organised the sale.

The auction is being held at the garage in Sherburn tomorrow from 10am.