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He discussed exploring the cost effectiveness of Auction Room Cooperatives, a measure he felt might help firms retain independence while reducing overheads, maximising sales and creating greater public involvement in saleroom potential.

Colin Young of Golding Young told how in his region of Lincolnshire, just such a concept was beginning to formalise itself.

Changing Times, presented by the chairman, Robert Stones, urged members to take note of the changes taking place in fashions and the demands of the increasing audience of buyers i.e. the general public. Fixed and inflexible ideas of operation are a receipt for disaster, he argued.