The Antiques Roadshow was always a must see on a Sunday evening in my parent’s house.
Always set in beautiful historic locations, with a team of experts on hand to cast an appraising eye over anything from Chinese pottery to Victorian Jewellery – it was compulsive viewing.
From all over the country people would bring their prized possessions and family heirlooms out of the loft or out of a box (that always seemed to be in the bottom of a wardrobe somewhere), retelling their stories about how it came into their possession.
And then of course came the moment they really turned up for – the valuation; and the look of surprise (or crushing disappointment) when they’re told how much it’s worth.
This Summer you have the chance to have your heirlooms and hidden treasures valued as The Antiques Roadshow is returning to Holker Hall.
Set in 18,000 acres, the Holker Estate is the perfect setting for the roadshow, and gives local folk the perfect opportunity to bring their valuables along to be appraised; and maybe the chance to get on the television too. It’s a great, free day out and no pre-registration, tickets or appointments are required.
This will be the third time that the show has come to South Lakeland. Back in 1985 Hugh Scully and his team filmed in the area, and Michael Aspel also filmed here in 2003.
These days Fiona Bruce is at the helm, and the whole Antiques Roadshow team will be looking over the regions tucked away treasures on July 6th. So mark the date in your diary, and if you have any antiques, make sure they’re dusted down and brought safely over to Holker Hall.
You never know, you could be sitting on a small fortune!
So whether you’re a fan of the show, curious to see behind the scenes, or just fancy a great day out – get down to Holker Hall on July 6th.