William Wilson was 12 when he became hooked on the world of antiques and collectables.
He got on his bike and cycled to an auction in the East Riding village of Melbourne to bid for a Lloyd Loom wicker chair with his pocket money. It was valued at £10 and he got it for £6.
After that he was a regular at the Chris Clubley and Co auctions at Melbourne Village Hall. The chair was followed by a china pig, a large painting of a windmill and numerous other collectables which he and his very understanding mum frequently struggled to fit into the back of her car on Saturday afternoons.
Read Rachael’s full feature in next week’s (15 May) Pocklington Post.