AN estate agents in East Lancashire has added three decades worth of experience to its ranks with their latest appointment.

Athertons, based in King Street, Whalley, has taken on John Kenyon as a new consultant valuer and surveyor.

He has been working across the Ribble Valley and Blackburn for more than 30 years and has been welcomed into the fold by founder, John Atherton.

Mr Atherton said: "We are delighted to welcome John to the business. His experience and track record are second-to-none."

This year the agency marks its 25th anniversary and they hope to play a leading role in the returning Whalley Pickwick festival on December 1.