Step back in time with a vintage film of events in Twyford, Berkshire.
In 1956, Goodey’s Yard at Twyford was the setting of an unusual auction. 600 lots, from derelict cars to traction engines, horse drawn vehicles, a penny farthing and even an anchor were up for grabs.
The merry-go-round, shown in working order with two serious children ‘enjoying’ the ride, sold for £150, quite a sum in 1956.
Very Odd Sale (1956): British Pathé
An Irish quarry was to make use of the £70 mechanical crane. Meanwhile, the horse drawn carriage was destined for Marilyn Monroe’s feature film “The Sleeping Prince” – renamed as The Prince and the Showgirl when it was released the following year.