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Neal Sons & Fletcher

26 Church Street

Woodbridge , Suffolk

United Kingdom   IP12 1DP


Telephone : +44 (0)1394 382263

Fax : +44 (0)1394 383030

Website : http://www.nsf.co.uk

Email : auctions@nsf.co.uk

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  • Theatre Street Saleroom

    Theatre Street

    Woodbridge , Suffolk

    United Kingdom   IP12 4NE

    Telephone : +44 (0)1394 382263

    Fax : +44 (0)1394 383030

    Website : http://www.nsf.co.uk

    Email : auctions@nsf.co.uk

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  • The Theatre Street Saleroom

    The site for a Theatre was selected by David Fisher on the 21st October 1813. It originally formed part of The Angel public house, which was sometimes known as The Black Boar. It was then in the ownership of Mr George Brook-Keer.

    The shape of the building was dictated by the lack of road frontage to the site, resulting in the long passageway leading down from Bridewell Street (the former name from Theatre Street), to a rectangular parcel of land measuring about 100ft by 32ft. The present car park was formerly occupied by a terrace of cottages, which faced the road.

    The Theatre was opened on Saturday 5th February 1814 having been constructed by Mr Thompson at a total cost of the order of £2000. It was calculated to hold 70 - 80 people. The building continued as a Fisher Company Theatre until performances ceased in 1844. Ownership changed in March 1833 to Thomas Sadler, a Norwich grocer and the late Benjamin Moulton who was an Auctioneer. Following the cessation of the Fisher Company's activities at the premises, the building still remained in use as a theatre until 1861.

    In 1862 the premises were purchased to be used as a National School and at that stage considerable enlargement and adaptation took place. Later, as the Infants School, the premises were sold by auction in 1962 at the Crown Hotel, Woodbridge when it was purchased by Doctor Littler.

    ARRANGEMENTS FOR SALES

    Monthly sales are held throughout the year and Special Sales of Antique Furniture, Silver, Ceramics, Pictures, etc. are arranged as required. Early notification of entries is required to meet catalogue deadlines. ANNOUNCEMENT OF SALES

    Auction announcements are made in the County and Local Press and in the National Press and elsewhere as required.

    CATALOGUES

    Are normally available ten days prior to the Sale or alternatively on an annual subscription basis.

    COMMISSION TO PURCHASE

    For the convenience of buyers who are unable to attend the Sale the Auctioneers are prepared to execute commissions to purchase (without charge) and give advice in so far as it is possible to do so.

    Bids must be received no later than 9.30am on the day of the sale.

    CLEARANCE OF GOODS

    All purchases must be removed from the Saleroom between 9am and 12.45pm on the morning after the sale. Clearance of the goods other than at this time can only be made by prior arrangement with the Auctioneers and a charge may be incurred for storage.

    CONDITIONS OF SALE

    All goods are sold subject to the Conditions printed at the end of the Sale Catalogue and as displayed in the Saleroom at the time of the Sale.

    CHEQUES FROM PERSONS UKNOWN TO THE AUCTIONEERS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED

    THERE IS NO BUYER PREMIUM CHARGED TO PURCHASERS

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