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What Next? I am writing this on the 29th March, the day we should be leaving the European Union, but that of course is not about to happen and we will just have to wait and see how this whole sorry sequence holds up. I think what we can do is to say what effect the uncertainty has had on the land and property market in our wide trading area. The answer is little to no effect. There are certainly people who have chosen either not to go on the market yet or to delay a purchase because they are of a nervous disposition but generally the market has been reasonably unaffected. Things that really affect a market tend to be substantial changes in financial markets or the tax regime. Provided these remain stable we generally see that reflected in the property market.

David Giles Managing Director

One thing we can say is that there has been a dearth of farms and bespoke residential property on the market but now that we are in to spring, we expect that to change. Indeed, we have some interesting and wide ranging farms that will shortly be available for sale and the signs are that interest will be very good. It is important to have as long a lead in period when you are selling a farm as possible. The legal frame work that has to be put in place in generally far more complex than anyone realises and what is not done before has to be done after a sale is agreed which is the time when everyone is anxious to make swift progress. Matters that suddenly come to light may be things that were innocently done many years ago and rather brushed under the carpet but when Title is about to change, they have to be sorted. The answer is to talk to us and your solicitor at an early stage to avoid excruciating delays later on and also make sure that you take suitable tax advice.

Leanne and her team prepare fresh, traditional favourites using local ingredients, from superb breakfasts, delicious lunches to a beautiful selection of homemade cakes. We hope you can join us to enjoy the menu soon. OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday - 9.30am till 4.30pm FIND US AT: Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR 3

Charity Cycle Ride for Halls Fine Art Director Our Fine Art Director Jeremy will be swapping the auction room for the lanes of Shropshire as he takes part in the Shropshire Cycle Challenge in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospices on June 9. The cycle challenge is organised each year by the Shropshire Club, a group of businessmen from across the county who have raised a phenomenal £440,000 for Hope House over the past decade. Jeremy is a member of the club, and was challenged by his fellow members to get fit and cycle the 85 mile route! “This has been an epic journey for me, not only with 12 months of weight loss and training, but also a whole lifestyle change which I will continue after the challenge,” he says. “There have been plenty of 5am starts and cycling up Lyth Hill to see the sunrise, regular trips to the gym for cycle training in the winter months and ergo to improve

Hanging up The Apron! Betty Manley has managed the Café at Bishops Castle Livestock Auction for over 30 years, and has recently decided to retire. Betty who has always had a love for cooking farmed with her husband John, who also worked at the livestock market as a drover for many years. More recently Betty has diversified into the leisure and tourism industry and now runs holiday lets from their farm. ‘They were a great team, and Betty will be sadly missed at the market’, comments David Bryan-Jones, Bishops Castle Livestock Auction Manager. We wish Betty a very happy retirement! 4

upper body strength. I am up to 40 miles as my longest run - there is a lot to do but I am hugely motivated for Hope House. “On a recent trip with the Mid Shropshire Wheelers, I managed to land my bicycle in a deep pothole and suffered punctures to both front and back wheels! Luckily MSW rallied round and helped fix the punctures-true velominati!!” Jeremy’s skills as an auctioneer are also a huge boost to the Shropshire Club at their annual black tie ball and auction, which is where the majority of the money raised for Hope House has been collected. At this year’s event a phenomenal £30,000 was realised from just 21 lots! “Being asked to join the Shropshire Club was a huge honour and I am delighted to be part of the fundraising team,” adds Jeremy. “Hope House is a vital resource for children with terminal illnesses and their families

and we should do everything we can to support it. When I am at mile number 80 and my legs are about to buckle, the desire to help Hope House will spur me on - and the odd bacon bap!!” If you could spare a donation for Jeremy’s online sponsorship pot please go to: j-lamond1 It is also not too late to sign up for the Shropshire Cycle Challenge yourself! The event starts from the Grove School in Market Drayton at 7am on June 9. Join Jeremy on the 85 mile route which goes through Newport, Wem, Hope House at Oswestry, Ellesmere and Whitchurch, or on the shorter 35 mile route which misses out Oswestry and Ellesmere. Free refreshment stands and cheer stations are in every town! More details at:

Longmynd Hike The Longmynd Hike is a 50 mile competition hike open to anyone aged 18 or over, which takes place over the first weekend of October every year. The hike follows a set figure-of-eight route over the rugged countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, with about 8,000 feet of climbing covering eight summits. The start is at 13:00 hours on the Saturday from Church Stretton and the object is to complete the course in under 24 hours. Margaret Herbert, Senior Sales and Lettings negotiator at Shrewsbury did the hike with her friend Florence in memory of Florence’s father. Her father suffered a fatal cardiac arrest whilst in his tractor and only yards away from the farm, where he worked tirelessly his whole life. Midlands Air Ambulance were called and arrived within minutes, landing and remaining on standby in an adjacent field. Unfortunately, the paramedics, already at the scene, were unable to save her father, despite their efforts. They completed the hike in 12 hours 12 mintues and a total of £3100 was raised towards Midlands Air Ambulance.

Stuart & Kate Climb Kilimanjaro WHAT WE ARE DOING On the 23rd September 2019 we will be embarking on a week-long challenge to summit the peak of Kilimanjaro in aid of two charities which are very close to our hearts. THE CHARITIES The first is Lupus UK which is nationwide charity set up to support those suffering with the presently incurable immune system illness known as Lupus. Lupus was brought to our family’s attention in 2016 when Kate’s younger sister Claire was diagnosed. It can affect any part of the body and cause irreplaceable damage to major organs with many of the symptoms going undiagnosed. Lupus UK aims to empower people by providing information about lupus and offering support, so their voices are heard and their condition diagnosed and managed effectively. Something we would like to champion. The second charity is Self Help Africa which is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses to eradicate poverty and hunger in rural areas of Africa. It does this by providing rural families with grains and livestock to produce their own food and to become self-sufficient. As we are both rurally based professionals with a love of Africa, it is something we would also like to support. It also has a base in Shrewsbury so even more reason to support it. OUR GOALS AND INITIATIVES We will be climbing the mountain with a guide which we have booked at a local level so that all of the money we invest into the walk goes to the people that matter and not big multi-national companies. Our goal is to raise as much sponsorship as possible for our efforts so that we can donate at least £4,000 to each of our chosen charities. To ensure we meet our target we have planned a number of fund raising events including; • A pub quiz in the Dragon, Montgomery • A black tie Charity Ball at Arddleen on Saturday 3th August 2019 (where Kate will be singing, Stu will be conducting a charity auction and the Texels will be headlining!) • A Pizza and Prosecco evening at Forden (where kate’s mobile wood fired pizza business will provide all the food and drink) HOW CAN YOU HELP In preparation for the climb we are doing our bit by training most of the week and flying to Morocco for a weekend in June to tackle the highest peak in North Africa, Toubkal to acclimatise our bodies to the altitude. We would therefore be sincerely grateful for any support that your organisation is willing to donate and would love you to be a joint sponsor of our charity ball! The costs would be £550 in return for a table for 10 and your logo on all our tickets and climbing gear. If you would rather just sponsor a table then all we ask for is £125. If Ed Balls can make it to the top then we sure as damn hope that we can to! Many thanks

Kate and Stuart


Rural Property Focus Upper Monkhall, Monkhopton, Bridgnorth, WV16 6XF New to the market in spring 2019 is Upper Monkhall, offering beautiful period accommodation together with a large garden, 35 acres of woodland and over 100 acres of agricultural land. The property sits in a secluded position between the nearby villages of Bourton and Monkhopton, just a short drive from the well-known towns of Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth. Available as a whole or in four lots, Upper Monkhall benefits from fantastic views towards the Brown Clee hill and the south-Shropshire countryside. The house itself is a detached two storey property believed to date back to the 15th Century when it was reputedly part of a monastic grange attached to Wenlock Priory.


We understand the property underwent a complete scheme of renovation approximately 30 years ago, benefitting from extension and modernisation, to include a new roof and windows. It offers ample living and sleeping accommodation and also benefits from a two bedroomed annexe. The gardens have been cleverly landscaped and offer a range of secluded seating areas, floral and herbaceous borders, a vegetable garden with raised beds, an orchard and a duck pool with a stone folly. The land comprises a variety of permanent grassland, recently sown temporary leys and arable land which is both productive and versatile. The main block of woodland has been managed commercially and contains a mixture of softwoods and hardwoods. It has silvicultural, conservation and amenity value.

LOT ONE A superb family home with extensive outbuildings, landscaped garden, pastureland and woodland extending to over 29 acres

LOT TWO 70 acres of productive grassland and arable land with small woodland plantations

LOT THREE Cawleys Coppice and Marstons Pit (32 acres with 6 acres of pastureland)

LOT FOUR Nannys Wood (2 acres)

Viewing of the property is strictly by appointment with the agents, Tel: 01743 450700.


Rural Property Focus

Rodenhurst Hall A genuine first class productive 317 acre Arable Farm with Farmstead centrally located is being sold by Halls Holdings Ltd, Shrewsbury. The farm is in an appealing rural location, conveniently situated just 4 miles to the popular Shropshire town of Shrewsbury and 6 miles to Telford. The most distinctive aspect of the holding is Rodenhurst Business Park; 59,000 ft2 of buildings currently let out for commercial uses, generating a gross income potential of ÂŁ211,000 per year.


The six bedroom 17th Century farmhouse enjoys superb views towards the Wrekin, sitting on a 1.46 acre site it is surrounded by large gardens, a tennis court and attractive traditional barns. The farm has been owned and operate by the Sankey family since 1958, up until the late1990’s the farm supported pigs, beef, sheep and arable crops including potatoes. Since 2001 the holding has been growing combinable crops and potatoes on its gently sloping irrigated Grade 2 land, using two local farmers under a Contract Farming Agreement.

Shaun Jones Rural Director at Halls who is handling the sale comments:

‘Rodenhurst Hall is a very rare and high quality property with a very strong secure income stream from the business park. Many of the occupiers have been at the site for 10 to 15 years. This element of the property is considered to generate return of 10% per annum. Very few farms with this level of appeal come to the market in the UK in a year, I encourage investors to give it close consideration.’

The farm is for sale as a whole by Private Treaty with a guide price of ÂŁ5.5 million. For more information about this property please call 01743 450700


Hillside, Burgs Lane, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, SY3 0EF Offers in the region of


A most handsome and beautifully presented detached, period residence offering spacious and versatile accommodation set within large gardens with delightful views in this highly sought after position. In all approximately 0.46 acres.


■ Impressive Period Residence ■ Beautifully Presented ■ Spacious Accommodation ■ Sought After Location ■ Delightful Gardens ■ Far Reaching Views

Underhill House, Pulverbatch, Shrewsbury, SY5 8DH Guide price


A handsome and imposing 17th Century Grade II Listed detached country house, providing beautifully presented period accommodation with planning permission to extend and generous size gardens, adjoining farmland in a lovely secluded position with stunning views across the Shropshire Plain. In all about 1 acre.

■ Grade II Listed country house ■ Stunning 3 storey accommodation ■ 6 beds, 4 bath/shower rooms ■ Living area approx 2966 sq.ft ■ Generous gardens & small coppice ■ Wonderful views


Bryn Ceiriog, Pont Faen, Chirk, LL14 5EW Guide Price


Enjoying spectacular views across the Ceiriog Valley, a substantially extended Victorian villa now providing spacious accommodation presented to the highest of standards. Hall, Living Room, Sitting Room, Entertainment Area/ Bar, Superb Open Plan Kitchen Family Room, Ground Floor Bedroom/Cinema Room, Shower Room /Sauna, Utility, Master Bedroom with Ensuite, Three further Bedrooms, Bathroom, Outside Entertaining Areas, Hot Tub, Garage, Summerhouse, Lawns.


■ Superb Accommodation ■ Immaculate Throughout ■ Original Features ■ Lovely Rural Setting ■ Oil fired Central Heating ■ Viewing Essential

Rhyd Camhelyg, Pandy, LL20 7NT Guide Price

£465,000 Chain Free

This period residence sits in the heart of the Ceiriog Valley with superb views, complemented by approximately 4 acres and swimming pool, boasting period features, this property must be viewed to be appreciated. Offering Reception Hall, Three Reception Rooms, Pantry, Four Double Bedrooms, Bathroom, Range of Outbuildings, Large Detached Conservatory/Pool House, Stable, Solar Panels, Pond stocked with Carp and Formal Gardens.

■ Swimming Pool ■ Superb Elevated Location ■ Character and Charm ■ Four Double Bedrooms ■ Pond Stocked with Carp ■ Approx 4 acres of Ground


When is the best time to sell my home? There are all sorts of myths about when is the best time to sell, differing locations and property types can all vary. So how can you tell when is the best time for you? Is there an optimum season for selling? • Spring always comes out on top as the best time to sell. This is probably because people aren’t away for the summer holidays or busy with Christmas celebrations. Another good thing about spring is that your home will look better when the garden is coming into bloom and the sun is (hopefully) out for longer. • Summer can often be hit and miss as a lot of people go away and if you’re trying to sell to families, you should remember that they’re either going to be away or having most of their time taken up by child care during the school holidays. However, the weather and longer days can be an advantage when presenting your home at its best. • Autumn can be a good time to sell. If the weather’s mild your home will still look good and there are no major holidays to contend with. Make sure you’re ready to move quickly if you find a buyer though because after October the market tends to slow right down. • Winter can be a difficult time to sell, especially before Christmas. If you’re not going to be ready to put your home on the market before December, it can sometimes be worth waiting until January when people are starting to think about the year ahead.

For more information and advice please contact James Hickling Residential Branch Manager, Kidderminster 01562 820880


Regional differences? Seasonal variations are fairly universal but it’s worth having a close look at your local area before entering the market. Check if the Council has granted planning permission for any work nearby, you don’t want to be trying to sell your house while there are major road works going on outside. What if I’m not ready to start selling yet? Simple, don’t sell. It’s much more important to choose a time that works for you. If you rush your home on to the market without preparing it and yourself, you could set yourself up for a fall. And if you do get a buyer, you want to be able to move as quickly as possible or be flexible to your purchaser’s timescale. Take some time first to make sure you have your home looking its best. That doesn’t necessarily mean spending thousands of pounds on huge renovation projectsjust take some time fixing little details, such as wonky gates and cracked toilet seats. I hear the market’s picking up, should I try and get on it as quickly as possible? It depends. If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market at one of the traditional low points, such as Christmas or the height of summer, it’s probably worth waiting a while so you can enter it when you’re going to get the maximum amount of attention. The longer your house is on the market, the more buyers will start to wonder what’s wrong with it. This is all good advice, but circumstances won’t allow me to wait... If you need to get going and you’re ready to do so then you shouldn’t hold back. Time waits for no man and ultimately with such a big decision, you need to be completely comfortable that you are doing the right thing and you should look to get on the market when the time is right for you.

Halls Home Selling Guide “Kerb appeal”; the first thing potential buyers will see before they even get past the front door. As the potential buyer walks to the front door, their first impressions will be of your property’s exterior, and they will potentially spend a few minutes by the front door, it is essential that the front door and covered entrance porch look maintained and welcoming.

Here are some tips to get the best results from viewings…

• Does the front of your house need smartening up?

3. Ask the buyer to remove their shoes or provide overshoes

1. Keep pets out of the way 2. Ensure all lights are kept on (at night) and leave all internal doors open to maximise the light in the property to make it appear larger

• Could the front garden be tidier? • Would the front door look better with a fresh lick of paint?

4. Let the buyer walk into a room first - it will increase their sense of space if you don’t take up some of it

• Could the front windows do with a clean?

5. Try and leave the best room till last and finish on a high

• Keep it clean and tidy. De-clutter and use sensible storage. Potential buyers will want to visualise how they can fill the space with their own belongings

6. Use the opportunity to point out the good features of the area; what your neighbours are like, the local amenities etc

• If you want to re-decorate, go for neutral tones, which will appeal to a wider audience

7. If your house has any interesting features or history, let your viewers know

• Undertake any minor repairs that need doing so buyers will need to really try hard to find any negatives

8. Alternatively tell them what made you buy the house in the first place

• Make your house comfortable, cool on hot sunny days and warm if it’s winter • Banish smoke or pet odours. Open the windows, brew some fresh coffee and add finishing touches such as fresh flowers, to brighten the place up

9. If you overhear negative comments from the buyers about your home, don’t take it personally 10. Never ask the buyer if they are going to make an offer. Leave it to Halls to follow up 11. Take on board any feedback (good or bad) and try to put things right where possible

• Bring out the best features such as fireplaces and use mirrors to increase the sense of space


Do you have a Septic Tank? There are updates to the rules you must follow if your septic tank releases liquid to a surface water, such as a river or stream. As of January 2015 new rules came into force which meant that all sewage discharging to a surface water had to use a small sewage treatment plant also known as a package treatment plant. Discharges from septic tanks directly to a surface water are not allowed under the general binding rules. What does this mean? If you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water whether it be existing or new discharge, you will need to replace or upgrade your treatment system by 1 January 2020. Where properties with septic tanks that discharge directly to surface water are sold before 1 January 2020, responsibility for the replacement or upgrade of the existing treatment system should be addressed between the buyer and seller as a condition of sale. However if the Environment Agency finds evidence that your septic tank is causing pollution, you will need to replace or upgrade your system earlier than 1 January 2020.


What to do next? There are a few options available when it comes to upgrading your septic tank: • Connect to mains sewer – where available • Install a drainage field (also known as an infiltration system) so the septic tank can discharge to ground instead • Replace your septic tank with a small sewage treatment plant You can also apply for a permit for an existing or new discharge to a surface water from a septic tank. A permit is only granted in exceptional circumstances. If you’re thinking of using a septic tank conversion unit to upgrade an existing septic tank, you will need to check with the Environment Agency it meets the required standard, and you will be asked to provide evidence that it will treat to the equivalent standard as a sewage treatment plant. A permit will still be required. For more information or to discuss your options contact the Environment Agency direct or call into one of our branches and we will be able to assist you.

New Legislation: What Landlords Need to Know Back in May 2018 the ban on tenant fees in England was introduced into Parliament as the Tenant Fees Bill. As of February this year the Tenant Fees Act was passed into law, meaning that from 1 June 2019 all new and renewed tenancies will come under the scope of the new ban of fees. All existing tenancies will be brought under the new law from 1 June 2020.

As well as changes to rent and deposits, agents and landlords will only be permitted to charge tenants fees associated with: • A change or early termination of a tenancy when requested by the tenant. • Utilities, communication services and Council Tax.

What does this mean for landlords? Here are the key changes which the Act include: • Tenancy Deposits must not exceed the equivalent of five weeks’ rent (unless the annual rent exceeds £50,000 in which case deposits are capped at six weeks’ rent). • Holding Deposits will be capped at no more than one week’s rent • The amount that can be charged for a change to a tenancy will be capped at £50 unless the landlord demonstrates that greater costs were incurred. • The Consumer Rights Act 2015 is amended to specify that the letting agent transparency requirements should apply to third-party websites.

• Payments arising from a default by the tenant where they have had to replace keys or a respective security device, or a charge for a late rent payment (not exceeding 3% above the bank of England base rate). A breach of the fees ban will be a civil offence with a financial penalty of up to £5000. The role of letting agents is to ensure a tenant’s home is safe, legally compliant and professionally managed and the fees cover those costs of ensuring a quality service is provided. There are fears within the industry that the ban on letting agent’s fees could increase rental costs for tenants by approximately £103 per year. Currently fees charged to tenants generate around £700 million per year or approximately 20% of the industry’s turnover. If you currently have a rental property or are looking to let a property and would like more information or advice about the new legislation please contact one of our branches where our qualified and experience team members will happily help.

Margaret Herbert Senior Sales and Lettings Negotiator

01743 236444


Living the dream

in Shropshire

Whether it be the peacefulness, fresh countryside air or just the idyllic landscapes, Shropshire and Mid Wales are becoming a hotbed for entrepreneurs who are escaping to the country to live out their dream of succeeding in the hospitality industry.


he region is a popular destination for tourists with a wealth of history and a wide variety of B&Bs, hotels, caravan parks, cafes, restaurants and attractions all benefitting from the many thousands of people who visit each year.

others already operating successfully with possibilities of expansion and development. People are choosing Shropshire and Mid Wales as the ideal place to live their dream, and make a living in the process.

James Evans, Head of Halls Commercial based in Shrewsbury, said the area’s idyllic rural settings and picturesque market towns are drawing visitors from all over the world with the result of more people moving into the hospitality industry to cater for increasing demand.

The leisure and hospitality industries are buoyant at present and, despite the ongoing uncertainties over Brexit, it is clear that people are getting on with the job of creating and operating successful businesses.

“We have been involved in a growing number of sales involving hospitality ventures over the last year - many people moving to the area with the intention of living and working in such a wonderful area of the country,” he said. There are endless opportunities with some properties being bought and converted to this industry and 18

One of the businesses we are acting for is Roden View at Dobsons Bridge, Whixall, a four-bedroom detached property with caravan park which is bringing in more than £20,000 per year in revenue. There is potential to develop the almost four acre site with a view to increasing this revenue and it’s on the market for £700,000.

Dolforwyn Hall at Abermule is another commercial venture we are involved with, an already profitable B&B business which offers 3 Star accommodation. It’s a Grade ll listed building but there is scope for creating more rooms and increasing income. The current owners have been in business for 24 years, enjoying a high level of repeat custom and are selling due to retirement. Turnover over the last 12 months was about £84,000 and it is on the market for £725,000. Bacheldre Watermill at Churchstoke includes a licenced caravan park, holiday apartments, watermill and house and we are seeking offers in the region of £1.2m for the purchase of the freehold. The caravan park is licenced for 38 pitches, there are four letting apartments and the three bedroom house is also used as a holiday let. Turnover is about £20,000 per year and there is an excellent commercial opportunity available through the fully operational flour mill. “We see people in their 40s who have moved away from Shropshire desperate to come back once they have started a family - they want their own children to enjoy the upbringing they had, whilst running their own business for that perfect lifestyle.

“This is great news for the county and surrounding area, says James”

For more information about these properties contact Huw Bevan

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Shropshire’s Stadco Site hits the market for

OVERVIEW • Total Site Area comprising of approximately 18.66 acres (7.55 hectares) benefitting from commercial buildings with a Total Gross Internal Floor Area of approximately 301,240 ft sq (27,983.4 m sq) • The properties are suitable for a variety of uses subject to statutory consents • Available last quarter 2019 • Available as a whole or as two individual lots


The site of a commercial complex which has been at the heart of the Shrewsbury business community for many years has been put on the market for £8.7 million with Halls Commercial. Stadco are relocating their operations to Telford, Castle Bromwich and Powys facilities after announcing the closure of its Shrewsbury operation in Harlescott in July last year. The base on Battlefield Enterprise Park will be closing in the summer of this year.

James Evans, Head of Halls Commercial, said that news of the closure had been known for some time, however, the site would be actively marketed for sale from April 2019. He said the disposal offered the prospect of acquiring a unique substantial commercial site/industrial complex in a favoured commercial quarter of Shrewsbury with three prominent road frontages. The property is on the market as a whole for £8.7m or as two sites, £6.7m for site A and £1.95m for site B.

The Battlefield site is surrounded by an area of mixed commercial and retail development on Harlescott Lane, Vanguard Way and Battlefield Way. Site A covers an area of 14.6 acres and comprises of the main Stadco complex, providing a range of commercial buildings including the main manufacturing buildings and covered loading bays. A variety of cranes within the buildings will be included in the sale which also boasts an extensive external storage area.

Site B consists of a variety of buildings providing administrative offices, stores and a detached garage, covering an area of about four acres. The transport links, including the national motorway network, are excellent from the site.

Mr Evans said it would lend itself to a variety of commercial and alternative uses including car dealerships particularly on the site fronting onto Harlescott Lane, subject to statutory consents.

This is a unique opportunity for a company relocation or for property investors/speculators to take advantage of an established commercial complex in Shrewsbury. The total site area is approximately 18.66 acres (7.55 hectares) with a total gross internal floor area of approximately 301,240 sq ft (27,983.4 m sq).

For more information about these properties contact James Evans, Head of Commercial

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National Commercial Site Secured by Halls Princes Limited, Newton Heath, Manchester, M40 2HJ OVERVIEW • Existing commercial complex sitting on a Total Site Area of approximately 4.29 acres • Total Gross Internal Floor Area of approximately 108,111 sqft • Located in a popular commercial quarter of Manchester • Available as a whole or in two lots

Halls Commercial team have recently secured a deal to sell a £3.8m commercial site in the North West of the country after beating off stiff competition from national agents. The sale of the Princes Limited site in Manchester is one of the biggest the company has been involved in this year. The company has decided to relocate its juice plant from Newton Heath to Cardiff early next year, leaving a total area of 4.29 acres over two sites up for sale. James Evans, Head of Commercial, said: “We are delighted to have received instructions to market this site – with a £3.8m asking price it is one of the largest transactions we have ever been involved in. “There were a number of larger, national, agents in the running but we are thrilled to have won through and are already working hard to generate interest in what is a prime location.

For more information about these properties contact James Evans, Head of Commercial


01743 450 700

This is a tremendous opportunity, available in one of the busiest parts of the country and we are anticipating a great deal of interest from some very big names in the business world. The North West is thriving at the moment and its location makes it an ideal base with its excellent air, road and rail links, and it’s also within easy reach of some major ports. Halls Commercial has developed an excellent reputation within the industry and being awarded this prize recognises our continued success in being able to deliver the best deals for our clients of all sizes. “This area of Manchester is undergoing a significant regeneration, the subject of extensive inward investment and development and is in an established commercial location just under three miles from the city centre, comments James.” The property can be sold as a whole for £3.8million, or as two sites for £1.6m and £2.2m – the two sites are currently linked by tunnel under a railway line and offer a variety of potential office, warehouse and workshop space. Princes have operated the site as a juice plant but is transferring this production to its base in Cardiff leaving behind what are some extremely attractive commercial premises which would suit a variety of options and businesses. These are exciting times for Halls Commercial team and, despite the continuing uncertainty over Brexit, it is clear deals are still being done by forwardthinking companies planning for the future – and we will continue to be at the very heart of it. A full set of particulars are available to download on our website


Halls Commercial Goes from Strength to Strength

The last 12 months have seen some big changes for the Commercial team at Halls. With continued growth in business the team has expanded to meet the ever growing demands. We welcome to the team Natalie, Head of Commercial Property Management, Wendy, Assistant Commercial Property Manager and Lucy Wilde Trainee Surveyor, all who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. Despite ongoing general fears nationally over Brexit, business is thriving for the team and with the implementation of a new property management system we are able to offer our clients the most up to date technology when it comes to property management making our service streamlined and as efficient as possible, an attractive prospect for busy landlords. Currently our team manages over 190 properties across Shropshire and have been involved in some high profile property sales in Liverpool, Manchester and Stoke recently. Changes to Tenant Fees and EPC legislation continue to be an uncertainty for the industry and has meant we have increased our connections with local contractors who we are keen to support where we can. ‘Since joining the Halls commercial team I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working in a fast paced environment with a strong team beside me. The reputation of Halls Commercial is outstanding and as we continue to grow not only in Shropshire but across the country I’m excited to see where the next twelve months takes us.’ Says Natalie.


Pershore Market Property Portfolio, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1EY

£5,400,000 (Exclusive) A rare opportunity to acquire a multi-let, mixed use property portfolio

■ Multi let mixed use property portfolio comprising of retail units, Pershore Retail Market offices and residential units ■ Asset management opportunity with further development potential (subject to statutory consents) or potential future ‘break up’ opportunity ■ Available as a company purchase offering a tax saving investment opportunity

Smithfield Park, Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry, SY11 4QA

Development Opportunity

■ Wm. Morrison Supermarkets are building a new 47,000 sq ft store with petrol filling station to open in Autumn 2019. ■ Alongside is a 7 acre development site suitable for retail, roadside, leisure, trade counter, and business/ commercial use (subject to planning). ■ Significant residential and business developments are being promoted at the Eastern Gateway, further strengthening this strategic location. ■ Expressions of interest are sought from both occupiers and developers. 25

The Grand Tour It is tempting, when seeing the title of this piece, to imagine that you will find some words of Clarksonian wit amongst the paragraphs or an allusion to the sweet sound of a V8 at full chat as it roars around the Nurburgring on the latest recordbreaking run. For the Grand Tour today is mostly associated with a car show on Amazon and, in a few decades time, may be the only memory the phrase conjures up to future generations. Spool back three hundred years however, and the idea of the Grand Tour being a car show (or even a carriage show) would have been about as comprehensible to your audience as Google. The Grand Tour, and its so-called ‘tourists’ was an invention of the seventeenth century which lasted well into the nineteenth century, a sort of pre-railway jaunt around classical Europe to finish the education of predominantly wealthy young, and male, aristocrats. At a time when power was expressed through culture rather than money or industry, and culture meant classical antiquity, it was prudent to know your Pompeiian Narcissus from your Renaissance David. Where better to learn about these ancient sculptures than Italy and a sojourn in Florence, Rome and Venice? As Edward Gibbon observed ‘According to the law of custom and perhaps of reason, foreign travel completes the education of an English gentleman’. The eighteenth century was definitely the age of freedom of aristocratic movement!

As the young men of England made their way to Dover, Calais and beyond, clutching their copies of Richardson’s 1722 ‘Account of Some of the Statues, Bas-Reliefs, Drawings and Pictures in Italy’ it should be remembered that the aim was not just to drink in ‘the culture’. One could not return empty handed, for the accoutrements of foreign travel, displayed in the homes and gardens of the elite established one as an enlightened and cultured individual. Whereas the modern traveller may pick up a plastic nicnac or fridge magnet from the latest tourist hotspot, the Grand Tourist of the eighteenth century would aim rather higher. Often accompanied by a tour guide or ‘Cicerone’ he would be well versed in classical antiquity. He would buy bronze copies of famous sculptures, or marble reductions of classical sites such as the temples of Castor and Pollux. The seriously wealthy could also commission a painting from a fashionable Italian artist such as Pompeo Battoni showing the young traveller in classical surroundings, the ‘selfie’ writ large in oils.

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Today the tourist relics of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are antiques in their own right and still much fought over when they appear at auction. Many of the antiques of the eighteenth century Grand Tour were modelled on the discoveries from the ancient sites of Hellenic Greece and Rome-hence the word ‘antique’. By the 1840s, the concept of the Grand Tour was becoming outmoded as just about everyone could catch the train and enjoy the same European sites as the aristocracy. As the horse gave way to the ‘iron horse’ the glamour took on a different tone and the age of mass travel made us all ‘tourists’. But for a couple of hundred years or so it is comforting to think that we measured ourselves by the interest in and understanding of the world beyond our shores and considered it ‘cultured’ to display the physical artefacts of our brush with the continent in the most prominent places.

Action Stations! Hall Fine Art has been pleased to offer for sale a large, 72 inch, superdetailed, radio-controlled model of the Type 21 Frigate and Falklands war veteran, HMS Ambuscade (1975-1993). Vosper-Thorneycroft’s Type 21 frigate was unusual in being a private venture; most Royal Navy vessels were designed by the Ministry of Defence at Bath, but pressure from the Treasury led to orders for eight vessels. Vosper also intimated that, as the design was a development of already-exported ships then further sales would surely follow; further tantalising the Treasury. The ensuing rakish design fulfilled the promise of its svelte looks with high manoeuvrability and unrivalled 37-knot performance earning the nickname “Porsches”: perhaps not surprising as that performance is supplied by four jet engines – two Rolls Royce Olympus sprint engines, similar to those which powered Concorde and two Tynes for cruising. However the “off-the-peg” equipment was deemed mediocre: so that when called to action in 1982, Type 21s were used as find-out-the-hard-way mine detectors prior to troopships sailing into the Falklands Sound. Despite this, they proved to be an invaluable gunfire support asset to the Royal Marines and Paratroops around the Falkland Islands where their accuracy prevented any successful counter-attack and even shot down an enemy aircraft. HMS Alacrity was ordered home having worn out her 4.5” gun, her captain,

Commander Christopher Craig, offered to “stay here and fight until the b****y barrel drops off”. Post Cold War cutbacks saw the saw the six surviving Type 21s sold to Pakistan in 1993 where Ambuscade still serves as the PNS Tariq, having been partially re-armed and promoted to Destroyer status. Halls 1/64 scale example has enjoyed a considerably easier life than its big sister. Once given pride of place in the window of Plymouth’s premier model shop, the ship was purchased in 1987 by the generous father of a Salopian Royal Navy candidate on an acquaintance visit to Devonport. The final scratch-built project of a Plymouth master-modeller and Royal Navy enthusiast, this 6’/183cm glassfibre hulled Ambuscade was fitted with working lights, a rotating 4.5” gun and radar and myriad details – the only off-the peg item being the well-finished Westland Lynx parked on the helipad. The ship is depicted in her 1980-1984 state, displaying her F172 pennant number and “A B” emblazoned on the helipad (over-painted during war service). After being displayed for ten years at the family home, tested but never seeing water, the Ambuscade was sold by Shrewsbury Model Centre to another naval enthusiast and now re-homed by Halls.

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Introducing Joseph Trinder Ladies and gentleman…The (former) president. Introducing Joseph Trinder: auctioneer, general valuer and the newest addition to the increasingly youthful and dynamic valuation team at Halls in Shrewsbury, showing us that the next generation in the world of antiques and auctioneering is thriving in our county’s capital and longest established practice. Moving to the town following prominent positions in London, Berkshire and the Cotswolds, at 25 you may be forgiven for thinking that Joseph is at the beginning of his career. Yet with some 11 years’ experience in the field and notches in his belt to include being the former president of NAVA PropertyMark (the sector’s main regulating body) - he knows a thing or two about the world of art, antiques and auctions. “I’m delighted to join the team at Halls and to have moved to this gorgeous part of the country. I’ve long known of the company’s superb work and reputation and have visited in the past for committee meetings, during which time I was instantly taken by the charm and warmth of the town as well, I felt at home here straight away. When the chance came to get on board and make the move, it was an easy choice to make”. Starting his career with work experience in the Cotswolds at just 14, Joseph climbed the ladder from the ground up “I started as we all do, unpacking boxes and sweeping the auction room floor. It may sound a little unromantic, but it was fascinating as I spent all day just listening to the valuers at work, their mind-boggling subject knowledge and interpersonal skills in dealing with people and set out to soak up this knowledge like a sponge. Hopefully some of it sunk in!”. Spending school holidays and weekends at sales and reading around the subject he soon progressed, taking to the rostrum at 18 and becoming an active industry figure at committee level at age 20.

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When asked about career highlights to date…a pause… “It’s hard to choose! I would have to say either passing through the gates to collect from a client in the grounds of Kensington Palace (making some Royal encounters) or discovering a £25,000 mother-of-pearl dish in a small village home to the delight of the unsuspecting owners. “What I love most about this work is the fact that no two days are ever the same, you never know what you might find, who you might meet or where you might go. That and sale day itself. After over 7 years on the rostrum, still nothing beats the thrill of auctioneering and the drama of sale day”

“When not busy with paintings, vases and furniture I’m really looking forward to exploring what Shropshire treasures I can find. It’s been wonderful to receive such a warm welcome already and there’s clearly lots of history, dog walks and restaurants yet to discover!” Joseph can be found at Halls Holdings house, Shrewsbury providing free valuations every Monday from 10 am – 1 pm.

Halls Fine Art Moving with the Times Halls Fine Art celebrate success of new online format for Modern and Contemporary auctions ‘This new format which allows buyers to internet bid over a two week period has proved very effective for modern works’ notes James Forster, Picture Specialist. ‘The aim is to increasingly build our online market while also continuing to provide viewing in the saleroom so buyers can examine the works first hand if they wish. Showcasing auctions in the saleroom alongside online bidding will always be vital’ ‘We are going to build up these online sales so they complement our traditional auctions and they will increase our ability to sell to a wider online audience, both nationally and internationally. We are also going to provide a post-sale packing and postage service’ There were numerous highlights with a John Piper ‘Nursery Frieze’, lithograph selling for £880 and a Jim Dine ‘Six Hearts’, lithograph and collage for £900. Equally striking was an etching by Lettice Sandford titled ‘The Isles of the Blest’ which fetched a hammer price of £740. She trained as an etcher under Graham Sutherland and with her husband Christopher ran the famous Golden Cockerel Press. Sandford is not widely sold on the secondary market but this price demonstrated the appetite for her work amongst a niche market of collectors. The etching was from her seminal period of etching in the late 1930s and the online format reached a wide audience of bidders from around Great Britain.

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FREE VALUATIONS Our friendly and professional team offer free, no obligation valuations every Monday at our Shrewsbury saleroom between 10am - 1pm (except bank holidays). We also hold quarterly weekend valuation events between 2pm - 4pm. Our 2019 dates are: 10th February 19th May 1st September 10th November

SOLD - ÂŁ1,200 (+bp) A late 19th century diamond, emerald and ruby bee brooch, approx 47mm x 29mm

T: 01743 450 700



Unlock planning potential of unused cottages or commercial buildings Historically dilapidated houses or non-agricultural buildings such as storage/office buildings in rural locations have rarely been given planning approval for residential use. This has resulted in buildings falling into very poor condition with little hope of alternative use. This no doubt frustrates landowners and farmers. A new section within the National Planning Policy framework specifically refers to re-using redundant or disused buildings which will enhance the immediate setting. That will assist with reusing vacant houses in England. Separately, the Permitted Development procedure introduced in 2014 provides new opportunities for nonagricultural buildings to be reused. Specific provision allows for change from offices or storage/distribution to residential use, subject to certain criteria. This could assist landowners who own buildings which have previously been in commercial uses such as Farm Shops, Offices or Builders Storage.

Halls Planning team can advise you on your options and make applications for consent on your behalf. There is an in-house Architectural Technician who will prepare the drawings and assist throughout the project. Recent examples of successful planning applications made by Halls include; removal of an agricultural occupancy condition with no affordable housing contribution, a building for farm diversification in the AONB near Clun, Shropshire, a one acre slurry lagoon approved in just 4 weeks, 9 Hobbit Homes in Mid-Wales and 5 camping pods at Purslow near Clun at a site which will shortly be complete and marketed under

Shaun Jones Rural Director at Halls says: ‘I encourage owners of this type of building to consider alternative uses. The provisions in the legislation are very specific and potentially helpful for these particular sets of circumstances.’

For help with planning please contact Shaun Jones

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Women in Surveying The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and thus amendment of the law which prevented women from entering certain professions. The first woman to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor was Irene Barclay, who joined the Valuation Division in 1922. She had an extraordinary career spanning five decades and was awarded an OBE for her work with housing associations before retiring in 1972. Nearly a Century on from Irene Barclay’s qualification, and there is an increasing number of women joining the surveying world, particularly rural surveying, with over 14% of Chartered Surveyors and nearly one third of trainees being female. This compares to just 3% in the late 1980’s, which shows progress is being made. Our Rural Professional team at Halls tips the balance and is made up of 30% women. Here’s a brief introduction to them:

Louise Preece BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Rural Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer Louise joined Halls in 2009 as an Assistant Surveyor whilst completing her Honours degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management at Harper Adams University College. Louise qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2012. Having grown up on her family farm in West Shropshire before re-locating to her husband’s family farm near Bridgnorth where she resides with her young family, Louise has the knowledge and hands-on practical experience required to advise on all aspects of rural professional

work, particularly rural planning, environmental stewardship schemes and the Basic Payment Scheme. She further enhanced her qualifications and obtained the Basis Certificate in Conservation Management in 2014 and the LANTRA certificate of training in Farm Accounting and Administration in 2015. Louise became a Shareholder of the company in 2018. In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time on the farm and with family and friends.

Sarah Hulland BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Rural Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer and Kidderminster Office Manager


Sarah heads up the Kidderminster office, and has been with the company since 2002.

Sarah has been a shareholder of the company since 2015.

A qualified Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer, and Fellow of the Agricultural Valuers Association, Sarah undertakes all manners of professional work. She also takes charge of the lettings department for the company as well as running the monthly Kidderminster Machinery Sale.

Outside of Halls, Sarah farms with her husband on their family farm just outside Cleobury Mortimer and enjoys spending time with her two children.

Anne-Marie Brettell BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Rural Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer Anne-Marie joined the Rural Professional team at Halls in 2018, having spent 10 years working for a firm of Chartered Surveyors and Auctioneers in Bridgnorth. A farmer’s daughter from Yockleton, she was keen to move closer to home to pursue her career and service an area of the county she knows very well and grew up in. Following her graduation from Harper Adams in 2007, Anne-Marie qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2008.

Although she has the knowledge and experience required to advise on all aspects of rural professional work, she particularly enjoys rural planning work, valuations, rural property sales and basic payment scheme and environmental scheme applications. Anne Marie is now married to a local farmer with an organic arable and poultry farm near Hadnall and in her spare time enjoys being outdoors in the countryside and spending time with her young family and friends.

Jessica Robins BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Rural Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer Jessica joined Halls at the end of 2018 having spent her previous years working for a national firm specialising in residential, farm and estate valuations, primarily covering the Midlands, Cotswold and West Country regions. She graduated from Reading University with a degree in Real Estate (Rural Asset Management) before working as a general practice surveyor. In 2015, she gained both her RICS membership and Fellowship to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. Jessica is also a RICS registered valuer having undertaken a range of valuations for secured lending, Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and for accounting purposes.

Jessica comes to Halls with varied experience and will be undertaking a range of rural professional work. This will include valuations, rural property sales, rural planning, assisting farmers with grant applications and the Basic Payment Scheme, together with Landlord and Tenant work. Jessica lives locally and most weekends you can find her on a local hockey pitch, standing on the side of a rugby field supporting her fiancĂŠ or riding various horses.


TB in Cattle: Selling at an Orange Market


With the ever-increasing cases of TB throughout the UK, farmers suffering from the cash flow implications of the Governments failing policy Orange Markets look to be a here to stay. Shrewsbury Auction Centre hosts the most Northerly regular TB restricted market in the UK, with monthly sales on Wednesday Afternoons or Thursday mornings. Orange Markets can welcome cattle from TB restricted farms, provided there are no reactors on the holding and all stock have been tested within 90 days a license should be approved by the Animal Plant and Health Agency. The stock can then be sold to Abattoirs or Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) in England, these are licensed premises with or without grazing, the overwhelming majority of AFUs are Non-Grazing. General rules for licensing movements of TB restricted cattle • Movement of cattle onto a TB restricted holding • TB restricted farms are restricted by the APHA which prohibit the movement of cattle from restricted holdings except under licence issued by APHA. • No movements of cattle onto a TB restricted holding are permitted prior to completion of the first short interval test (SIT). No movements of cattle onto a TB restricted holding are permitted when there are reactors present on farm. If TB testing is overdue then no movements of cattle onto a TB restricted holding are permitted. From 1st April 2017, movements of cattle from a TB restricted holding onto another TB restricted holding will generally only be considered where the destination herd is due to have at least two SITs at severe interpretation. For more information about this measure Shrewsbury Auction Centre Shrewsbury Auction centre has set up dedicated sale of animals under TB restrictions enabling trade through the competitive auction market. Market for baby calves, weanlings, stores cattle, prime cattle and cull cows commencing at 10am.

TB is becoming an ever-increasing problem and though we are on the fringe of the disease in Shropshire we are aware of the need to provide this service for our clients given the failure of policy makers to address the source of the disease. At Shrewsbury Auction centre started an Orange Market targeted to support at TB restricted farms. This was set up in order to support of clients and create a solution for TB restricted holding, allowing them to sell and trade cattle. Trade has been very competitive at these sales and should be considered by those unfortunate enough to be restricted. Orange Markets provide farmers with a trading option for clear tested animals from TB restricted herds. Cattle over six weeks of age must have had a clear TB test within the 90 days preceding the sale. Cattle enter the market under licence and following the sale can be licensed to move to: an Approved Finishing Unit (AFU) or direct to slaughter. Shrewsbury Livestock Market is licensed for 800 TB restricted cattle to be held and sold on site. In order to register your cattle to be moved you will need the markets Holding Number; 35/280/8001. The link below will allow you to apply for movement of your TB restricted Cattle. When a licence is required, you must complete an application form and return it to APHA as detailed on the form. Please note that the TB licensing team require a minimum of 5 working days to process licence requests, and this can increase during busy periods. It is important to provide as much notice as possible when applying for a licence. publications/tb-restricted-cattleapplication-for-movement-licence-inengland

TB: The Facts • 7.5million cattle were tested in England during 2017 • 277,341 cattle have been culled in England due to TB between 2008 and December 2017 • 3,824 new outbreaks of TB recorded in 2017 in England Orange Sales at Halls Sale Dates • Wednesday 20th March 2019, 3pm • Wednesday 17th April 2019 • Thursday 30th May 2019 • Thursday 27th June 10.30am • Thursday 25th July 2019 For more information contact Jonny Dymond on 01743 462620 or 35

LIVESTOCK AUCTIONS Shrewsbury Auction Centre Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DR





Thursday 9th Store Cattle

Tuesday 11th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Tuesday 9th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Tuesday 6th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Tuesday 14th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls and Sale of Hereford Cattle (HCBA)

Thursday 20th Store Cattle

Tuesday 16th Catalogue Sale of Breeding Sheep

Thursday 8th Store Cattle

Tuesday 21st Dairy Young stock

Tuesday 25th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls and Dairy Young stock

Thursday 23th Store Cattle Tuesday 28th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Saturday 29th Premier Breeders Sale of Hampshire Downs Sheep

Thursday 30th TB orange Cattle

Thursday 18th Store Cattle Saturday 20th Suffolk Sheep Sale Tuesday 23th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls Thursday 25th TB orange Cattle Sunday 28th Traditional and Rare Breed Sale

Tuesday 13th Catalogue Sale of Breeding Sheep Tuesday 20th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls Thursday 22th Store Cattle Tuesday 27th Catalogue Sale of Breeding Sheep & Dairy Young stock Thursday 29th TB orange Cattle

Tuesday 30th Catalogue Sale of Breeding Sheep and including Pedigree Charollais Sheep

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Thursday 2nd DQCA

Thursday 13th Store Cattle

Thursday 11th Store Cattle

Thursday 15th Store Cattle

Thursday 16th Store Cattle


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Tuesday 3rd Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Tuesday 1st Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Tuesday 5th Bill Higgins Cup Dairy Show and Sale

Thursday 5th Store Cattle

Thursday 5th Store Cattle

Thursday 3rd TB Restricted Cattle

Thursday 7th Store Cattle

Tuesday 10th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Saturday 7th Shropshire and Borders Texel Club Annual Show and Sale

Tuesday 8th Catalogue Sale of Breeding Sheep

Tuesday 12th Show and Sale of Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Saturday 14th Hereford Calf Show & DGS 2019

Tuesday 10th Catalogue Sale of Breeding Sheep

Thursday 10th Store Cattle

Thursday 21st Store Cattle

Tuesday 17th Bryan Challenor Cup Dairy Show and Sale

Tuesday 15th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Tuesday 26th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls

Tuesday 17th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls Thursday 19th Store Cattle Tuesday 24th Breeding Sheep & Dairy Young stock

Thursday 19th Store Cattle – Plus Annual Sale of Christmas Poultry

Tuesday 22nd Catalogue Sale of Breeding Sheep & Dairy Youngstock Tuesday 29th Weanlings, Cows, Calves and Young Bulls - Annual Sale of South Devon Cattle Thursday 31st Store Cattle

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Friday 6th Love Lane 1st Sheep Sale

Saturday 5th Love Lane 2nd Sheep Sale

Thursday 14th Bishops Castle Store Cattle

Thursday 26th Store Cattle

Thursday 17th Store Cattle – Tom Gittins Cup

Thursday 28th Bishops Castle Store Cattle


Thursday 24th Store Cattle (DQCA 37

MACHINERY SALES CALENDAR Kidderminster Shrewsbury The Gallops, Stanklyn Lane Stone, Kidderminster, Worcester, DY10 4AR 01562 820 880 / 820 990

Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR

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Friday 25th January

Friday 1st February

Friday 22nd February

Friday 5th April

Friday 29th March

Friday 7th June

Friday 26th April

Friday 2nd August

Friday 31st May

Friday 4th October

Friday 28th June

Friday 6th December

Friday 26th July Friday 30th August Friday 27th September Friday 25th October Friday 29th November Catalogue Entries: 12 Days Prior To The Sale. Catalogues Can Be Downloaded From Our Web Site: Delivery Of Items To Be On The Thursday 8am – 5pm Prior To The Sale Day All Items Must Be Removed Before 12 Noon Saturday Following The Sale Day


Tenth Sale of Traditional, Native & Rare Breeds OF CATTLE, SHEEP, PIGS & POULTRY SUNDAY 28TH JULY | From 9.00AM SHOW | From 10.00AM SALE Incorporating the National Show and Sale of the Shropshire Sheep Breeders’ Association. In association with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.



Join us for a pre-sale pub quiz and supper at Shrewsbury Auction Centre on the evening prior to the Show and Sale. Starting at 7.00pm Tickets (£12 per head) to be purchased in advance from Halls

Further details from Shrewsbury Auction Centre on 01743 462620 Entry forms available at Halls Holdings Limited, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DR 01743 462 620 • •


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