Antiques Roadshow comes to historic hall

Fiona Bruce, who will be coming to Seaton Delaval Hall next month with the Antiques Roadshow.
Fiona Bruce, who will be coming to Seaton Delaval Hall next month with the Antiques Roadshow.

POPULAR BBC One show Antiques Roadshow is coming to Seaton Delaval Hall next month.

Filming of its 34th series will take place on Thursday July 14, and dorrs will open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm.

With it comes host of the show Fiona Bruce, who is in her fourth year of presenting the show.

She said: “Presenting the Antiques Roadshow is, for me, one of those rare and very lucky coincidences in television, when you get to work on a show that you already love to watch.

“Exploring the human story behind every object is what makes Antiques Roadshow so fascinating. And everyone loves the agony and ecstasy of the ‘what’s it worth? moment. The AR isn’t just about antiques - it’s history, beauty and drama all wrapped up in one.”

The day will see some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts. Entry to the day is free.

The last series, watched by an average of six million viewers, included some great finds such as an Egyptian stone head dug up in a garden worth £10,000, a medieval ring found on a farm and valued at £20,000 and a Meissen cup and saucer bought at a car boot sale for £2.50 which was worth £5,000.

Some of the stranger items brought along were uneaten pieces of Royal wedding cake and a life-sized model of a lion once used in a TV series.

People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to: asit may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.

Series Editor Simon Shaw says: “The team are all looking forward to visiting Seaton Delaval. It’s always exciting to see what will come to light on the day.

“We regularly see between 1500 and 2000 visitors on the day. Despite the high turnout everyone will get to see an expert.”

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