Woolley and Wallis staff were “Access All Areas” at The Rifles Museum in Salisbury on 18th September for a valuation evening with a difference.
The event got underway in the Cathedral Close with The Rifles’ Buglers demonstrating a medley of bugle calls to an audience happily basking in the late summer sunshine. The action then moved into the garden of The Wardrobe (the building where the museum is housed) where specialists from seven different departments were ready to greet people in a large marquee twinkling with fairy lights.
The museum itself was open all evening and guests were able to browse the fascinating collection of over 34,000 artefacts from conflicts across several centuries, as well as an impressive array of medals including eight Victoria Crosses. Wine and canapés were on offer while people queued to have their items appraised, and a couple of visitors were also spotted putting the garden’s croquet lawn through its paces.
Specialists from Woolley and Wallis had been asked to take part in the evening which the museum had organised to raise awareness of its work and help raise some funds. Head of Medals and Militaria, Ned Cowell, is a Trustee of the museum’s charitable trust and was on hand throughout the evening, offering valuations on a range of insignia, medals and other military items.
Woolley and Wallis are pleased to support a range of charitable valuation events across the year, and the next event is scheduled for Sunday 6th October at the Gill Nethercott centre in Whitchurch, Hampshire. For more details please click here.