So I went down to a sort of flea market type place, filled to the brim with the results of house clearances. There was some amazing stuff, I could have filled the house three times over. However I walked away with a small drop leaf table (which will go through the door) which is exactly the right small size and a very small chest of drawers that will be perfect for keeping the gloves, hats, scarves etc next to the coat rack in a forlorn hope that they will not get lost. That came to a total of £75.
However bear came away the happiest. He managed to find an original 1965 Doctor Who Annual, the very first every produced and my father got it for him - £20 and the happiest bear in the world! It seems a lot of money, but bear is cherishing it and it is something that, handled with care, is likely to appreciate in value.
We'll probably call back, there are a few bits we could do with but no hurry. I want to try and not spend for a little while - ebay and Approved Food permitting.