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BBC Antiques Roadshow jets into Patchway

Posted on Tuesday 17th April 2018 at 10:20 pm by SH (Editor)

Concorde exhibit at Aerospace Bristol.

BBC One’s ever-popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow is coming to north Bristol on Thursday 17th May.

Photo of Fiona Bruce.

Fiona Bruce and the team of Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome you, so dust off your family heirlooms and dig out those car boot bargains and bring them along for free advice and valuations to visitors.

The Roadshow will be filming at the home of Concorde – Aerospace Bristol. The new museum, located off Hayes Way in Patchway [BS34 5BZ], celebrates the city’s historic links to the birth of aviation and the development of supersonic travel.

At the centre of this new attraction is Concorde Alpha Foxtrot – the last Concorde to be made and the last Concorde to fly.

Last year, the programme celebrated four decades on the road with some truly amazing finds, as presenter Fiona Bruce explains:

“Can this year be even better than our last? We’ll have to go some way to top the most valuable Fabergé ever seen on the programme, a correction to Darwin’s theory of evolution by the great man himself and one of the best collections of show business memorabilia ever seen by our experts.”

“But I have every confidence we’ll do it and the thousands of people that come along to see us will pull some extraordinary things out of their bags/trolleys/bits of newspaper/suitcases/boats – and one year even out of a cart led by a dog. I can’t wait.”

Robert Murphy, series producer of Antiques Roadshow, said:

“It’s a hometown show for many of the team and Aerospace Bristol is fast proving one of the most fascinating and entertaining new venues in the southwest. We’re looking forward to a bumper turnout and can’t wait see what kind of cherished objects emerge from the attic!”

“It’s a great free, family day out and you can see how we make one of BBC One’s most popular programmes. Our team of experts are on hand to help visitors discover the hidden history of their objects – you never know, it might just be your item that turns out to be something very special and potentially very valuable!”

Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

More information, frequently asked questions, and parking information can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow or on the show’s Facebook page.

• Although entry to the Antiques Roadshow event is free, this does not include boarding Concorde itself or any of the Aerospace Galleries, which will require a standard entry ticket as normal.

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 4). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,200 homes in Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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