Worthing Antiques and Bygones Circle faces closure

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A 45-YEAR-OLD Worthing antique association is facing closure unless it can find the members it desperately needs.

The Antiques and Bygones Circle needs to find at least 30 more members if it is going to be able to continue funding its regular guest speakers.

The group holds meetings at the Worthing library lecture theatre, in Richmond Road, for people who have an interest in antiques, and at present has about 50 people involved.

President of the group Dorothy Todd said: “We had too many members at one time.

“It’s a very friendly and organised society and the only one of its kind on the south coast.

“The members we have would be deeply sorry to see us disintegrate because they enjoy coming and they all say it’s very good.”

The group has had speakers from the Antiques Roadshow in the past, but Dorothy says the rising cost of rental and speaker fees has left the group in a tough situation.

The group’s next talk will be held at the library on Tuesday, April 3, at 7.30pm.

The talk is entitled The Medieval Merchant’s House by historian Mark Perry-Nash.

For more information, call Mrs Todd on 01903 200350.