Sale was a beauty
WITH plastic rubbish bins and well-used tea cups going under the hammer, the auctioning off of items used by the now defunct Gerards Cafeteria's was hardly the stuff of Sothebys.
But the priceless memories attached to the bits and pieces that served Gerards' customers so well for 24 years, the sentimental value of those items was always going to be through the roof.
Almost 100 people arrived just before 10am on Saturday morning to inspect the array of bread bins, salt and pepper shakers, cutlery, milkshake cups and other assorted items before the bidding started.
Some buyers travelled from as far as Tweed Heads, either from sentimentality or a desire to claim a new piece of retro gear, they appeared determined to go home with something.