Published: 29/08/2017 15:29 - Updated: 29/08/2017 15:37

Huntly Express first edition up for grabs

Written byWendy Clarihew

AN ORIGINAL first edition of the Huntly Express is up for grabs.

Patrick Scott with the first edition of the Huntly Express.
Patrick Scott with the first edition of the Huntly Express.

 

The four page newspaper from Saturday, August 15, 1863 cost 1d.

The original paper was given to Huntly Parish Church from a house clearance.

It is among a number of items in a silent auction at the church on Wednesday, August 30 from 9am to 7.30pm.

Church member Patrick Scott said: "It will be interesting to see how much the paper fetches.

"We often get Huntly curios appearing at our auctions, which we hold twice a year."

tA total of 120 lots will be on offer, ranging from furniture to bric-a-brac.

The first advertisement to appear in the paper was for a lost umbrella.

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