The 25 life-sized individually decorated, medieval Barons that have filled Salisbury's streets over the summer are poised, ready for auction! For just one more week they can be seen all together, lining the West Walk in front of the Cathedral.
Created as part of The Barons’ Charter 2015, which was launched by the Trussell Trust to help raise funds for their charity and to celebrate Magna Carta 800, the Barons go under the hammer at Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday 1 October. Until then the vibrant band of brothers, made by Wild in Art and expertly decorated by local and regional artists and community groups, will remain within the Close.
Thanks to sponsorship from a variety of businesses, organisations and individuals, the Barons were distributed across the city for over six weeks, forming a unique trail that brought colour and happiness to thousands and increased footfall and tourism to the city. Their images have travelled the world and the Trussell Trust will be using the money raised by the auction to support their battle against UK hunger. The auction night is when all the hard work is realised and the Trussell Trust hopes you will dig deep to raise a significant amount of money to help their charity continue its valuable work.
Tickets to the auction at the Cathedral include a 18.30 drinks reception and cost £15, they are available from Salisbury City Hall, 01722 434434 or you can purchase them online here.
Pre-bid forms are available at the Baron's Charter website - just fill in form stating the amount you wish to bid.
Auction catalogues/souvenir guides costing £5 each are available from the Salisbury Cathedral Shop and Casa Fina in the High Street, Salisbury, as well as at the auction.
For any further details contact Jenny Marshall at the Trussell Trust 01722 580 207 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org