NEWS: Personal items belonging to Peter Cushing sold for more than TEN TIMES their estimated value when they went under the hammer at Canterbury Auction Sales on Wednesday 12th June. Offered as a single lot they were sold to a local private collector for £1,700 and the money is being donated to the Pilgrim's Hospices by co-executor of Peter Cushing's estate, Bernard Broughton. Canterbury Auctions also waived it's commission fee for the sale of the items. They had been cataloged with an estimated value of £150.
Mr Broughton helped care for Peter Cushing in his latter years, before he died at Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury in August 1994. Mr Broughton has been generous in his support of the Pilgrims Hospices. Mr Broughton who attended the auction, said afterwards, 'I am pleased with the result and I know Peter would have been too. He was extremely well looked after by the hospice at the end of his life' Pictured Bernard Broughton with the sale items with his wife, Joy (right) and Pilgrims regional Fund Raiser, Deborah Kellond.