AN ‘Antiques Roadshow’-style valuation event at an auctioneers’ in Pickering is set to benefit two charities.

The Pickering Antiques Roadshow will be held at Pickering Antiques on Southgate in the town on Sunday, September 16 from 11am until 3pm.

All proceeds raised will go to the two chosen charities Ryedale Special Families and Great North Air Ambulance - both chosen by centre staff.

Nicola Garrard, shop manager, said: “It will be wonderful to see what people around the surrounding areas of Pickering have hiding away in their lofts or drawers; the history, interesting stories of their families, heirlooms and treasures that will be shared on the day - the quirkier the better.

“We are all looking forward to it while raising monies for two brilliant charities - Ryedale Special Families and the Great North Air Ambulance - and grateful to all the dealers who have donated their time for free.”

A group of seven experts will be giving item valuations in a range of different specialisms.

Ralph Shalom will give valuations in furniture, pottery and porcelain, Luke Arnold will value silver and jewellery, Angus Ashworth will value militaria and sports memorabilia, Carole Wilkinson will value vintage clothes and accessories, Colin Spink will value coins, postcards and stamps, Nick Gerrard will value railwayana and transport items and Charlie Ward will value pictures and jewellery.

Entry to the show is free and valuations will be just £1.

Pickering Antiques was opened by Coopers of Pickering last month in a refurbished building following local demand in the wake of the previous centre’s closure.

Quirky items currently stocked by the shop include a hardwood model ferris wheel from 1900 and a grandfather clock that has been converted into a dolls’ house.