Paul Martin interacts with the crowd

Paul Martin interacts with the crowd

Nearly 900 people flocked to Highcliffe Castle to get their antiques valued by the BBC One antiques programme ‘Flog It!’ in the hope of finding out the real value of their treasures.

Presenter Paul Martin was on hand along with a number of antique experts including Philip Serrell, Adam Partridge and Christina Trevanion.

‘Flog It!’ is now on its 14th series and regularly achieves an audience of over two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

The ‘Flog It!’ team were recording enough material for five programmes. The people chosen to take their items forward to auction will now be filmed by the team at a valuation day at Cottees Auctions, The Market, East Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4NR on Tuesday 7 July.

Paul Tucker, Executive Producer of Flog It! said: “Highcliffe Castle has been a fantastic backdrop for Flog It! with the castle itself and the beautiful grounds. Everybody has had a great day – the crew and everyone who took the time and trouble to bring their objects along for us to see. We’ve had everything from a 1950s’ Hornby railway set to Royal Worcester porcelain and we should be able to make some interesting programmes out of what we’ve found.”

David Hopkins, Highcliffe Castle manager, said: “It has been a wonderful day which has exceeded all of our expectations. It’s nice to see so many people coming to enjoy the special atmosphere at Highcliffe Castle. Hopefully they’ll be returning on a less busy day to see the Castle properly.” PHOTO: Paul Martin interacts with the crowd

Christina Trevanion gives a valuation, seen here with the pedestal plate's owner David Parker

Christina Trevanion gives a valuation, seen here with the pedestal plate’s owner David Parker

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