Then came the auction

Before the Redemptorists could move into Brighton an auction of all the household items was organised. More than 400 articles were on offer at the auction which was held on March 15, 1963.

Many of the items had been purchased by William and Florence Carr on a trip to London in the early 1920s.

Some of the amazing pieces for sale that day included an antique Rosewood card table, medieval armour, mahogany wardrobe, crystal vases, oil paintings, sculptured marble figures, imported 17th century Italian cabinet, venetian glass candle holder, antique Japanese ivory carving and Indian and Persian rugs.

One thing was for certain. Anyone who attended the auction would have required a deep wallet.