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Roy Hudd sells off mementoes for charity

PUBLISHED: 10:46 02 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 July 2010

Entertainer Roy Hudd will be selling some of his treasured mementoes for charity when BBC's Cash in the Celebrity Attic team visits Diss tomorrow.

The actor and comedian, who lives in Suffolk, is a recognised authority on old time music hall and has an extensive collection from the era.

Entertainer Roy Hudd will be selling some of his treasured mementoes for charity when BBC's Cash in the Celebrity Attic team visits Diss tomorrow.

The actor and comedian, who lives in Suffolk, is a recognised authority on old time music hall and has an extensive collection from the era.

And he will be joined by the popular TV show's presenter Gloria Hunniford when he is filmed watching the items go under the hammer, at the Diss auction rooms, for an episode in which he stars.

Lots with a music hall connection include one of Sir Harry Lauder's walking sticks and Marie-Lloyds' make up box. Colourful glass paperweights, a silver snuff box with a Dickens theme, and an oak writing case are also up for grabs.

There is also the chance to bid for Coronation Street memorabilia such as a photograph signed by cast members and a straw hat worn by actor John Savident who played butcher Fred Elliot.

Mr Hudd recently appeared as undertaker Archie Shuttleworth in the TV soap, and the money he raises will go to a leukaemia charity.

Auctioneers TW Gaze estimate prices will range from £50 to £150 and are urging the public to go along and support a very good cause.

Spokesman Elizabeth Talbot said: “Cash in the Celebrity Attic is going to feature Roy Hudd who will be there with his wife Debbie. He is a great authority on music hall as well as being one of the main performers. He lives and breathes it, and people look to him for research.

“He has chosen to sell some of his possessions to raise money for his chosen charity, which is dear to his heart. There are personal artefacts from late Victorian to the present day.”

Viewing is from 2pm-8pm today and and from 8.30am tomorrow. The auction starts at 10.30am and the Hudd items will be among the early lots sold.


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