PUBLISHED: 06:04 02 March 2019 Jane Hunt Stephen Mainwaring was jailed for six years for a string of burglaries across west Suffolk. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE Archant A car and other items belonging to a burglar who stole property worth £290,000 during break-ins at 35 homes in Suffolk will be sold at auction to raise money to pay compensation. Stephen Mainwaring targeted unoccupied detached houses in rural areas while the owners were out or on holiday during a two-year spate of offending, Ipswich Crown Court heard.Several of the items stolen by Mainwaring were of great sentimental value and included an engagement ring, and jewellery belonging to a homeowner’s late wife.He also stole three cars and a motorbike as well as a shotgun and cartridges after forcing open a secure gun cabinet at one of the burgled properties.In 2017 Mainwaring, 51, of Shepherd’s Grove Industrial Estate, Stanton, admitted five burglaries at properties in Great Barton, … [Read more...] about Going once, going twice…Items from burglar’s £290,0000 haul to be sold at auction
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PUBLISHED: 18:24 13 February 2019 Caroline Culot The Baptist chapel at Brooke which sold over the guide price at auction. Pic: www.auctionhouse.co.uk A Baptist chapel in Brooke went under the hammer at auction today for £189,000, over the guide price of £125,000-£150,000. Inside the Baptist chapel which sold today for over the guide price at auction. Pic: www.auctionhouse.co.ukThe chapel on High Green was built in 1831 and has the potential to be converted into a number of alternative uses including commercial and residential subject to the necessary consents. The owners, the Baptist Trust, wanted to establish the market value for this unique building and it generated significant interest and with a number of bidders at the Auction House sale, it finally sold for £189,000. Robert Hurst, chartered surveyor and auction manager said: “We are delighted with the results of our first Norwich auction of the year. It raised nearly … [Read more...] about Brooke chapel goes under the hammer
PUBLISHED: 08:06 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:39 15 November 2018 Sophie Barnett Martin Roberts visited Ipswich for his latest Homes Under The Hammer series. Picture: PA PA Martin Roberts had nothing but praise for Ipswich after he visited with the film crew from BBC series, Homes Under The Hammer this week. The daytime TV presenter came to Ipswich for the first time on Tuesday, November 13 – and said the town “offers the best of both worlds just an hour’s train ride away from London, and is a hidden gem”.“Being able to hop on a train up to London makes this an ideal location for commuters, I can’t believe I had never been here before,” said Roberts, after a quick visit to the town. He added: “I will definitely be back to explore.”In the show Roberts meets buyers looking for run-down properties at auction and follows their journey as they renovate them in the hope of generating a profit on their … [Read more...] about Did you spot Martin Roberts in Ipswich this week?
PUBLISHED: 17:57 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:58 01 October 2018 David Vincent Lockdales Managing Director Daniel Daley with the brass death mask of Joseph Stalin � estimate �3,000 to �5,000. The death mask is being sold by auction on October 10/11 at Martlesham Heath Archant An eerie death mask of Joseph Stalin, the man responsible for the deaths of an estimated 20 million people during his 30-year reign as the all-powerful leader of former Soviet Union, is creating a stir at Suffolk auction house, Lockdales, where it is going under the hammer. The death mask, cast in bronze and measuring 31 x 22cm in diameter, features the face of Stalin who died in 1953 at 74-years-old, of a brain haemorrhage.Alongside the mask is an accompanying bronze cast of Stalin’s hands, with the left hand withered due to a horse-riding accident he sustained as a child. There is also … [Read more...] about Death mask of a dictator for sale in Suffolk
PUBLISHED: 13:23 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:23 26 September 2018 Sheena Grant The Domesday Book records that much of Ipswich was destroyed after William the Conqueror's invasion. Buy why? Picture: Archant. Archant What coin expert John Sadler doesn’t know about medieval silver pennies struck in his home town probably isn’t worth knowing. He tells Sheena Grant about his latest book, chronicling 50 years of painstaking research, and puts forward a shocking theory about the Norman invasion. Medieval coin expert John Sadler and The Ipswich Mint, Volume III, his newly-published complete study of all coins of Ipswich, that also advances some fascinating theories about the history of his home town.Coin expert John Sadler’s latest book is a weighty volume. And that’s as it should be, considering what it represents.Volume III of The Ipswich Mint is a 50-year study of medieval coins struck in the town between about 973 and 1207.It is … [Read more...] about Could conqueror’s cruel revenge have cast Ipswich in Norwich’s shadow?