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Bamfords' Derby saleroom is now open for business following a flood and is taking consignments for its next sale in two weeks’ time.

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Derbyshire has been badly affected by heavy rain and a number of roads have been closed.

The saleroom on Chequers Road had been due to hold a silver, jewellery, toys and collectables sale yesterday (November 12) and an antiques, interiors, ceramics and glass auction and a pictures and prints auction today (November 13).

These sales have been cancelled and all calls are being redirected to the Bakewell saleroom at the Peak shopping village on Chatsworth Road.

Salvaged items that were due to be auctioned will be offered in an extra-large sale in Bakewell on November 19.

Bamfords CEO James Lewis said: “We have been through worse things. We are all OK thankfully. I have the best staff - I couldn’t ask for better. It was like Blitz spirit. Jen our office manager climbed a fence and waded in at 1am on Sunday and the team were here shortly after. We had been thinking about getting new carpets recently and now we will have to!”

Lewis said the saleroom was open for business again and is taking consignments for its next sale in Derby in two weeks’ time.