A Piece of Blackpool History - It Can Be Yours!
Fancy owning a slice of seasider history?
Regent Auctions are proud to be offering a vintage turnstyle originally sited at Bloomfield Road in their upcoming auction on the 25th July. This unique item has been submitted by AFC Blackpool to pay for a spate of recent vandalism at the club. Earlier this month a group of youths caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage including broken seats, windows and graffiti.
Martin Baird, the first team manager, commented, "The recent vandalism is a real kick in the teeth to what we are trying to achieve here. Hopefully, by auctioning the turnstyle we can afford to increase security with the addition of CCTV around the ground."
The turnstyle, comfirmed to be from Bloomfield road by AFC club secretary Billy Singleton is expected to fetch plenty of interest along with other Blackpool memorabilia also included in the auction. The guide price for the turnstyle is £200 - £300.
Olly Ashton, auctioneer at Regent Auctions said, " It is a really interesting lot which would be a real talking point in any home, and with the proceeds going to such a great cause we're hoping everyone involved is "feeling glad all over".
The auctions will take place at 11am at The Regent Cinema on Church Street where monthly auctions are held on the last Thursday of every month with live online bidding as well as bidding in the room.
Online bidders are invited to register to bid through their website regentauctions.co.uk
Further information on submitting lots into the auction can be obtained on 01253 290879.