Auction in memory of tony harris

Tony Harris

Tony Harris photo

Many residents of Priston will have fond memories of Tony Harris, who lived in Priston for many years, initially at The Dog Inn, and subsequently at Old Rectory Right.

Tony made many contributions to the Priston community. He was a keen member of Priston Jubilee Morris, as well as Treasurer of Priston Church for many years. He also acted as Treasurer for the Priston Defibrillator project and was a Trustee of Iford Arts opera festival.

Tony sadly died in July 2019, after a long illness.

The Auction

Kate Harris, Tony's widow, is generously providing 6 paintings created by Ann Parkin to be auctioned in Tony's memory. The proceeds will be donated to Priston Church, whose finances have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ann Parkin is an accomplished artist who lived in Priston for many years. Many Priston residents are owners of her work, which often featured scenes of the village and the surrounding area.

How to bid

Bids in excess of the reserve price stated for each picture are invited.

If you would like to see the pictures before bidding, Kate Harris will be bringing them to the Saturday Café on Saturday 5 June 10-30am-12pm at Priston Village Hall (postcode BA2 9EG).

Please email your bid to Peter Hopwood at peter@millwoodproducts.co.uk or send to Peter at The Old Coach House, Priston Lane, Priston, Bath BA2 9ED. Please specify each painting you are bidding for, the value of your bid for each painting, and provide contact details.

If you have any queries you can contact Peter on 07540 889630.

The closing date for bids is 12pm on 30 June 2021.

Successful bidders will be notified on 7 July 2021.

  • paintings will be provided framed, as illustrated below;
  • in the event of equal bids being received, the winning bid will be selected by lot;
  • payment and collection of the paintings must be made within 10 days of notification.
  • payment may be made by cheque to "Priston Parochial Church Council" or by bank transfer - bank details will be provided to successful bidders.
  • the value of successful bids will be publicised, but the identities of the bidders will not be publicised unless otherwise agreed.

The Paintings

(Colours in photos will be dependent on lighting used and your display screen characteristics.)

No. 1 - Balloon Fiesta (A)

  • Medium: oil. Dimensions (approx.): unframed: 8 x 10 ins. framed: 16 x 19 ins. Glass-fronted.
  • Reserve price: £250
Bristol Balloons (A)



No. 2 - Balloon Fiesta (B)

  • Medium: oil. Dimensions (approx.): unframed: 8 x 10 ins. framed: 16 x 19 ins. Glass-fronted.
  • Reserve price: £250
Bristol Balloons (B)



No. 3 - Old Rectory at Stanton Prior

  • Medium: oil. Dimensions (approx.): unframed: 12 x 16 ins. framed: 22 x 26 ins. Glass-fronted.
  • Reserve price: £320
Old Rectory at Stanton Prior



No. 4 - Foxgloves & flowers in 11 Priston

  • Medium: oil. Dimensions (approx.): unframed: 17 x 13 ins. framed: 27 x 23 ins. Glass-fronted.
  • Reserve price: £320
Foxgloves & Flowers in No. 11



No. 5 - Snow in Priston Lane

  • Medium: oil. Dimensions (approx.): unframed: 9.5 x 11.25ins framed: 17 x 18.5 ins. Glass-fronted.
  • Reserve price: £230
Foxgloves & Flowers in No. 11



No. 6 - Stoney Track by Priston Cricket Ground

  • Medium: oil. Dimensions (approx.): unframed: 15 x 11ins framed: 18.5 x 15 ins. No glass.
  • Reserve price: £250
Foxgloves & Flowers in No. 11