THE great hall at Samlesbury Hall was packed for An Evening with Eric Knowles in aid of Ribchester Roman Museum.
Around 90 people were entertained by Eric who is honorary president of the Friends of Ribchester Roman Museum.
Museum curator Patrick Tostevi said: “Eric described his early life in Nelson, career in the antiques world, and his travels around the world selling antiques for Bonhams and, of course, his appearances on TV, particularly the Antiques Roadshow, which he has been involved with for more than 30 years.”
Patrick said the evening raised almost £1,000 for the museum which celebrates its centenary in 2014.
He added everyone associated with the museum was extremely grateful to Eric for agreeing to be its president and giving his services free of charge for the evening.
Last weekend the museum staged another successful Finds Day. Patrick said: “We had a good response. People brought in a wide range of objects. There was nothing Roman, but we had items as diverse as late 19th century political cartoons, coins, fossils, a bronze horse pendant from possibly Tudor times and a stone object which may have been a roughly sculpted head, possibly from the Viking period. We had Greek pottery from the island of Kos, as well.”
“Stuart Noon, north west portable finds liaison officer, and I were very pleased with what we got in. It never ceases to amaze us what people have stashed away.”
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