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Everything must go - all 520 lots sell at Sports and Social Club auction
AROUND 400 people – a mix of bargain hunters and nostalgia lovers - squeezed into the Bridgwater Sports and Social Club yesterday to snap up items following its closure earlier this month.
The club’s car park was full to bursting as people arrived from as far afield as Wiltshire, Cornwall and Herefordshire, to bid on the 500-plus lots, all of which were sold during the three-hour auction run by Tamlyns.
Auctioneer Ross Whitcombe said: “It was very successful. There was a large turnout as expected.
“We had a lot of people from different areas across the South-West, mainly from village halls, cricket clubs and catering firms.
“There were also a lot of local people looking for bits of memorabilia, for example the Sports and Social Club sign which was sold.”
The site is due to be taken over on Monday by EDF Energy, which will build an 850-worker campus for its Hinkley C workers, provided the nuclear power station goes ahead.
A planning decision on Hinkley C is expected to be made on Tuesday.