TV's Paul Martin opens Derbyshire's latest auction house
BBC TV presenter Paul Martin returned to Derbyshire today, as the popular BBC2 programme Flog It! visited Bamfords auction house in Rowsley, near Bakewell, to film the second half of a programme which started with a roadshow at Haddon Hall last month.
Before the auction and filming began, Mr Martin officially opened the auction house, the third Bamfords saleroom in the county, run by auctioneer and fellow TV antiques expert James Lewis. The new saleroom is situated in the Peak Village shopping outlet in Rowsley and complements Bamfods Derby and Matlock locations. While cutting the ribbon Paul Martin wished the new business good luck.
The opening ceremony was followed by a fine art auction which included items brought along by members of the public and selected for sale by the Flog It! experts and a special charity lot donated by Alexandra Sitwell of Renishaw Hall, lot 255A, "A fabulous large Royal fruit cake created by K Ward as a full sized copy of the St Edward's Crown." Which was created as part of Renishaw Hall's celebration to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and which was being auctioned in aid of the Derbyshire branch of Age UK.
It also seems that, like London Buses, television antiques shows come in pairs as David Dickinson will be visiting Derbyshire on Saturday, when the dealers from the ITV1 show Dickinson's Real Deal open their wallets at Arc Leisure Matlock from 9am.
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