Table Top Sale

So. It’s coming up to Christmas and you suddenly realise that that old wallpapering table is going to collapse if you put the turkey and the sprouts on it at once again…

You need a new one – but nothing from IKEA is going to cut it this time. You need a good, solid, vintage version. Something with a bit of history. Something with a story to tell.
Remember this?
Yup, folks, it’s the much-missed Trafalgar Road branch of The Fishmonger Ltd. I’ll give the Circus Street version points for pretty, but a whole bunch of us East Greenwichians were sad to see this little shop go.
If you do remember the store, you’ll also recall that wonderful old antique three-leafed table that stood in the window, groaning with goodies such as crusty bread and bunches of herbs and baskets of lemons. In the picture above it’s hiding behind the bevel in the antique mirror…
With the best will in the world there’s no way it’s ever going to fit into their new shop. So it has to go. But they want to do something good with it – so they’re going to auction it off for charity.
The charity is the R4 / St Martin in the Fields Christmas Appeal and the money raised “will be divided between The Connection at St Martin’s – working with homeless and vulnerable people in central London – and the Vicar’s Relief Fund – making small grants to individuals and families in need all over the UK, many threatened by homelessness or with experience of being homeless.”
It’s one of those secret-bid jobbies, so if you’re interested, send your bid and contact details to Emma at by 5.00pm on Monday 15th December.
The highest bidder wins – but make sure you have transport – you’ll need to collect. All the money goes to charity. If you’re having a hazy time trying to visualise it, here it is in all its glory…

It’s approximately 1m wide, 2m long without the leaf, 2.5m with it.

Happy bidding, folks.

PS – if you’re into charity auctions, pop along to the East Greenwich Traders Association’s Christmas do tomorrow night – see Parish News…

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