SOUTH Western Vehicle Auctions celebrates 50 years of business since opening in 1971.
They pride themselves on being a hands-on company that is happy to provide information and advise on all aspects of buying and selling at their auctions.
These pictures were taken on June 16, 2001 when an Echo photographer was invited along to their premises on Ringwood Road, Poole, to capture behind-the-scenes images while they celebrated their 30th anniversary.

Bournemouth Echo:
At the time, Bournemouth under-14s rugby club had won the right to represent Dorset at the National Counties finals courtesy of their County Cup victory. South Western Vehicle Auctions were their sponsors at the time.