BBR Auctions: On yer bike

BBR Auctions: On yer bike

Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions takes us on a tour de bicycle history and looks at what gets bike collectors in a spin. Sporting events on the scale of the Tour de Yorkshire are akin to Wimbledon and the Winter Olympics; inspiring all to take out their tennis rackets, book...

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BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar takes us on a trip to the Alps with a snowy-themed collectables idea. It’s that time of year again where, to escape the post-Christmas lull, we flock in search of holidays and city breaks to have something to look forward to in 2018. While...

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Laying the foundations for a career discovering fossils

Laying the foundations for a career discovering fossils

Since the dawn of Darwin’s time, humans have been on a quest of discovery to dig beneath the surface and uncover the ancestors of our natural history. But for palaeontology student Emily Swaby, she’s hoping to unearth new finds and inspire a generation one fossil at a time. Emily, from...

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BBR Auctions: Who says collecting is child’s play?

BBR Auctions: Who says collecting is child’s play?

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar It’s that time of year again. No more ironing uniforms, no making up packed lunches, no dreaded school run. Just six summer weeks of pure family bliss. A time for BBQs, family days out, and long walks in the country, there are plenty...

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BBR Auctions: Stuck between a rock and an antiques place

BBR Auctions: Stuck between a rock and an antiques place

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions For those that don’t know me, my lifelong hobby and passion in life, apart from collecting, is rock climbing. Aside from the thrill of it and the welcome respite from the hurly burly lifestyle of running an auction house down at Elsecar Heritage Centre,...

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