It’s time to dust off your treasures as BBC’s popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow comes to the grounds of Broughton Castle on Sunday, June 21.
Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be 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 sale bargains.
The doors from 9.30am and close to 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free and no pre-registration is required.
Fiona Bruce, Antiques Roadshow presenter, said: “I have a strong connection to Oxfordshire. I went to university here and the beauty of the county is something I never tire of. Broughton Castle is such a handsome building, I’m not surprised it was chosen as a location for Wolf Hall.
“I am looking forward to meting everyone who comes to our Antiques Roadshow on June 21, seeing their treasures and hearing the fascinating that accompany them.”
During the last series the Antiques Roadshow unearthed some amazing finds. including a portrait by a renowned artist painted on a pillowcase in the POW camp, Star Wars memorabilia valued at £40,000 and a Chinese enamel box bought for 20p and worth more than £10,000.
People with large piece of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LR.
Simon Shaw, BBC Antiques Roadshow executive editor, said: “We are delighted to be coming to Broughton Castle, as it’s a Sunday we hope lots of families and people that can’t come to our weekday roadshows bring their objects along for valuation.
“We love meeting all visitors to our Antiques Roadshows. So many people tell us how much they enjoy their day out, they get the chance to meet Fiona and the experts, and see from behind the scenes how the Antiques Roadshow is made.”
For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow