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Antiques Roadshow from York to be shown this weekend
THE wait is over for those looking forward to seeing the edition of the Antiques Roadshow which was filmed in York last summer.
Last July crowds of people were attracted to the Museum Gardens to see the BBC programme being filmed and to get items valued.
Among the hundreds to visit Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists experts was Pat Shaw, from Monk Fryston, whose postcard from George Bernard Shaw was valued at £400 and Nestlé’s iconic marketing character, Mr York of York, Yorks, which expert Hilary Kay valued at £5,000.
A BBC spokesman said about the programme: “Family treasures brought before the cameras include a spy camera disguised as a silver box, a quilt that tells a poignant story, and a small paperweight that has a big surprise in store for its owner.”
Unfortunately, Fiona Bruce was unable to attend the event due to a family illness.
Pauline Stephenson, owner of the York Red House Antique Centre, said: “Having the programme visit the city is really good for York and the antiques business in York. It shows the variety and quality of items people in York own. It was a very exciting day for us, we had lots of visitors into the centre and lots of interesting items were brought in.”
The last time the Antiques Roadshow visited York was in 2003 when items included a masonic collection of porcelain and glass valued at £18,000 as well as a book signed by Beatrix Potter which was worth £5,000.
The progtamme will be shown on BBC1 at 8pm on Sunday.