Date: Monday 15th April 2019
An auction next month of the contents of the former Penrith steam museum, one of the town’s top tourist attractions, has created widespread interest — both at home and abroad. Penrith Farmers’ and Kidd’s auctioneer Alan Atkinson, who is handling the sale, said a prospective buyer from Holland had already been in touch for a catalogue. “Some of the steam engines and traction engines could fetch anything between £10,000 and £30,000,” said Mr Atkinson. The popular museum was operated for more than 10 years by steam enthusiasts Don Cuttriss and Tom Cragg.