ILLUSTRATED correspondence by Beatrix Potter, originally sent to Mr Willie Wilson of Armathwaite just months before she died, was sold to a private collector for £6,800 at Mitchells Antiques & Fine Art auction in Cockermouth.

And an oil on panel artwork entitled Ouse Bridge by Mathias Read sold for £10,000 to the WW Spooner Charitable Trust and will be presented to the Wordsworth Trust based in Grasmere.