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Silver stars! Simon and Charles team up to put Lichfield’s heritage on map for charity

Posted on 09/08/2018 in Press Coverage

Sensational silver and two well-known faces are joining forces in Lichfield to help charity – and they want you to help them make memories with your silver treasures.

Simon Price, CEO of the city’s Arthur Price cutlery and silverware company, and Charles Hanson, of Derbyshire’s Hansons Auctioneers, a familiar face on TV shows like Bargain Hunt, have teamed up to shine the spotlight on their love of all things silver.

On October 15, from noon-4pm, ‘Living a Lichfield Legacy - A Day of Discovery’ will be held at the Arthur Price Factory Shop, Britannia Way, Lichfield to enable people to celebrate and learn more about the city’s silver heritage.

The event, exploring 200 years of silver history, will be completely free but donations will be invited for charity We Love Lichfield which supports community projects. Simon is Patron of We Love Lichfield.

Charles Hanson said: “I’m delighted to be coming to Lichfield to help this good cause and tell people about my passion for silver through the centuries and quality tableware.

“Lichfield has a sparkling silver history thanks to Arthur Price, a firm full of provenance and pedigree which has been manufacturing silver and plated goods for more than 100 years.

“What dusty old objects or nostalgic antiques have you got with a story to tell which Simon and I can learn about?

“Dust down your dining table, look through your drawers, dig out your unused silver cutlery and bring it along. Let’s make this a day to celebrate Lichfield and Staffordshire’s heritage.”

As well as meeting Simon and Charles, free silver valuations will be available with Hansons’ silver expert Victoria Sheppard, formerly of Christie’s. Visitors can also browse the wares in the Arthur Price Factory Shop.

Charles said: “Both Simon and I feel passionately about bringing silver back into the limelight. There is nothing more splendid than a table elegantly laid with silver cutlery. We see canteens of cutlery come into Hansons that have been given as wedding presents and never used because they were saved for best.

“Let’s get silver back at the heart of our dining experiences and make eating in style a key trend in time for Christmas 2018.”

Simon Price, whose great-grandfather Arthur Price established the family business in 1902, said: “It’s great that two businesses are working together to help the local community.I’m really looking forward to hearing people’s stories and celebrating this wonderful place that we live.And raising money for We Love Lichfield that helps local voluntary groups.”

People are welcome to drop into the October 15 event at the Arthur Price Factory Shop, Britannia Way, Lichfield WS14 9UY, anytime between noon-4pm. To find out more, email [email protected]

Hansons holds free antique valuations every Monday, from 10.30am-12.30pm at The Hedgehog Inn, Stafford Road, Lichfield, WE13 6AD.

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