A LOVE of antiques has prompted a couple to launch a new business in Helmsley.

Judy and Steve Frame have set up Room For Antiques in Bridge Street, specialising in 17th and 18th century English oak furniture along with 18th century English porcelain.

Judy said: “I’ve loved antiques since I was a child and Steve started going to auctions about 20 years ago and we have built up a lot of knowledge from there.”

She added: “We learnt by talking and listening to collectors, reading and handling lots of items at auction view days.”