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Pollard initially worked for Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson but left to join the family construction business in Bagby, near Thirsk.

The eight-piece collection, purchased directly from him in the 1970s, comprises a rocking chair, stool, occasional table, display case, grandmother clock, coffee table, bookcase and the 17 x 9in (45 x 23cm) magazine rack pictured here (estimate £200-300).

Contact 01833 690545.