Are your old items trash or treasure?

Glen Goodberry, Rob Smith, Chris Morton, Betty Bayliss, Jenny Reynolds, John Robertonson (from Picfair) and Sandra Smith promoting the "Trash or Treasure" event at Richardson and Smith Sale Rooms to raise money for the RNLI''w112522'Picture: Ceri Oakes
Glen Goodberry, Rob Smith, Chris Morton, Betty Bayliss, Jenny Reynolds, John Robertonson (from Picfair) and Sandra Smith promoting the "Trash or Treasure" event at Richardson and Smith Sale Rooms to raise money for the RNLI''w112522'Picture: Ceri Oakes
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Could the junk in your loft of that family heirloom that’s been passed down over the years be trash or treasure?

Find out by taking it along to a valuation day and raise money for a good cause at the same time.

The Friends of Whitby Lifeboat are hosting a second Trash or Treasure valuation day at Whitby Yacht Club on Sunday July, 1.30-4.30pm.

Auctioneer Rob Smith of Richardson & Smith and John Robertson of Picfair will be on hand to value hidden treasures.

Rob has a great knowledge of paintings and is particularly interested in works with a local flavour or other items connected with whaling or the railway. Last year saw a walrus tusk being brought in.

John Robertson specialises in vintage jewellery, especially silver, and says he would be very pleased to have the opportunity to see any family heirlooms or curiosities.

Organiser Sandra Smith said: “We are hoping it will be an even better event than last year and the weather will be kinder to us. Maybe someone will bring along a real surprise item to excite us all.”

Up to three items can be valued for £5, fewer items will cost slightly less. Tea or coffee with homemade cakes and scones will be served for £2.50.