BBC Flog It! comes to Penrhyn Castle
Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit North Wales on Thursday 4th May.
Members of the public are invited to come along 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 is filmed and it gets sent to Rogers Jones Auctioneers in Colwyn Bay for inclusion in their sale on Tuesday 23rd May.
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.
The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 16th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.
Flog It has made many significant finds over its’ sixteen series including, in North Lincolnshire, a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been kept hidden away in a viewer’s wardrobe before being brought along to a valuation day — it went on to sell at auction for £30,000! Flog It experts also discovered an unusual Royal Doulton Spook figurine in Blackpool which had been bought at a car boot sale for £2; it went on to sell at auction for £5,000.
Paul Martin, presenter of Flog It said:
“I’m really pleased to be bringing the show back to North Wales; it’s a beautiful part of the world with a fascinating history and so many stories to tell.
On our past visits we’ve always received a very warm welcome. I’m hoping the valuation day at the castle will be very well attended and lots of people will take the opportunity to bring their items along for a free valuation.”
Excitement at the Castle
The team at Penrhyn are looking forward to welcoming the show through the gates. Nerys Jones, General Manager at Penrhyn said:
“We’re delighted to have been chosen to host Flog It! and to be part of such a great show. There will be something really special about filming in the Grand Hall here at Penrhyn Castle, we can’t wait. Everyone is really looking forward to the day and excited to see what wonderful items people bring in to be valued. Who knows what hidden gems we may uncover.”
The BBC will be making four editions of the show featuring Penrhyn Castle and they will be transmitted within eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Adam Partridge, David Harper and Claire Rawle.
- The valuation day will run between 9.30am and 4.00pm on Thursday 4th May.
- The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Rogers Jones Auctioneers, Colwyn Bay on Tuesday 23rd May.
- Entry to the castle will be free and limited to those wishing to have items valued.
- The Railway Museum, Victorian Kitchens and gardens will be open as normal.