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Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre near Chesterfield will be hosting the Flog It valuation day. Rather like a treasure hunt, 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 in this iconic historical location, 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 – hopefully when the auctioneers hammer falls its owners make a tidy sum. 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.
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 which was 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 £5000.
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 eighteen months of recording. Paul Martin will be joined at the valuation day by on screen experts Michael Baggott, Raj Bisram and Jonathan Pratt.
BBC Flog It will be at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2PR, between 09.30am and 4.00pm on Thursday 29th September 2016. The items selected for filming at the valuation day will go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall on Thursday 20th October.
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The nearest main line railway station is at Chesterfield.
If you are travelling by bus then Stagecoach service 90 buses run from Chesterfield (New Beetwell Street) to Barrow Hill every 30 minutes from 0640 - 1740 Monday to Friday and 0710 - 1740 on Saturdays. A Sunday service is operated by TM Travel.
If travelling by car, there is FREE parking on site. Please do not use residents’ parking spaces in and around Barrow Hill. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sat Nav code S43 2PR