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Hundreds of turkeys go under the hammer in annual sale

PUBLISHED: 14:22 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 14:22 09 December 2019

Auctioneer David Gould on the rostrum at the Keys Christmas poultry sale 2018. Pictures: Newman Associates PR

Auctioneer David Gould on the rostrum at the Keys Christmas poultry sale 2018. Pictures: Newman Associates PR

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Hundreds of turkeys, geese, ducks and chickens will go under the hammer at an annual poultry sale in north Norfolk.

The event at Keys in Aylsham dates back to 1953 when Geoffrey Key held the first Christmas sale just months after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Hundreds of people are expected to descend on the town to bid for the birds, which include Norfolk Black and Bronze turkeys, and free-range geese and ducks.

Most have been raised by small-scale local farmers.

Keys managing director David Broom said: "We love the Christmas poultry sale, as it really marks the start of the festive season for us - and for the many people who come to buy the bird which will be on their Christmas Day table."

The sale is on Friday, December 20 from 11am. Viewing of the birds starts at 9am on the morning of the sale. More details at www.keysauctions.co.uk

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