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Image caption The mill depicted in the painting was demolished in 1984. A painting by LS Lowry that experts had no knowledge of for more than 70 years has sold at auction for £2.65m. The 1943 work - titled The Mill, Pendlebury - was sold to a private collector at Christie's in London. The painting, which depicts workers in the Greater Manchester town enjoying a day off and children playing cricket, had spent most of its life in the US. Its existence came to light after the death of medical researcher Leonard D Hamilton, the painting's owner. Lowry gave the painting to Mr Hamilton's parents more than 70 years ago, when the family lived in Manchester. Mr Hamilton took it with him when he mov... Full story

22 January