Richard Winterton is moving his family-owned auction business back into Lichfield city centre after a gap of nearly 30 years.
The move, which will take place in December
has arisen partly as a result of the firm's current site in Fradley
being redeveloped, but also from a desire to take the business back
to its roots where the Winterton family started trading as
auctioneers in the 1870s.
To this end they have bought the former
Linford's site at Cross Keys, right behind the market square and a
stone's throw from Lichfield's historic cathedral. The site
comprises two large modern buildings which have now been
transformed into state-of-the-art auction and showrooms with over
15,000 square feet of space.
Private secure free parking for clients will
also be available.
"Being in the town centre will make us much
more accessible for clients and it will be an important boost to
other businesses in Lichfield and the town centre as a whole," said
"We are finalising a programme of regular
auctions not only featuring antiques, fine, decorative art, silver
and jewellery but traditional and modern quality furniture and
collectables for which we are internationally renowned."
The inaugural fine art and collectors sale
will take place on December 12 and 13.