BBC ANTIQUES SERIES COMES TO BARROW HILL

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre near Chesterfield will host Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, on Thursday, September 29.

Members of the public are invited to visit the unique heritage attraction with up to three antiques or collectables they might be interested in selling. Once valued the owner and a team of experts decide whether an object should go forward for auction. If the item is chosen for inclusion in the show it is included in an auction a few weeks later. Everyone who goes along to the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items – even if their antiques are not chosen for filming or to go forward for auction.

Alex Habgood, Location Manager of Flog It said: “The Flog It team are delighted to be bringing the show to Barrow Hill. It’s a privilege for us to be filming at a site of such important historical significance. We look forward to revealing some of its history to our viewers.”

Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said: “I’m thrilled to be bringing the show back to Derbyshire; on our previous visits to the county we’ve always received a very warm welcome. I’m really looking forward to coming back and hope as many people as possible will bring along their items to the valuation day. To help us tell the story of Barrow Hill I’d be particularly pleased to see anyone who has items related to the history of the site.”

Alexa Stott, Marketing Manager for Barrow Hill Roundhouse said: “The Roundhouse team is honoured to be hosting the Flog It programme in our unique museum. Following hot on the heels of our Heritage Lottery Fund award we are really putting Barrow Hill on the map and are sure that the programme will encourage many more people to come and see this amazing place.”

The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Barrow Hill and they will be transmitted within 18 months of recording.

BBC Flog It will be at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR, between 9.30am and 4pm on Thursday, September 29. The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall on Thursday, October 20.

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