Celebrity Antiques Road Trip to visit Cirencester

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BINGHAM Hall in Cirencester will be hosting an episode of the BBC’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip on Friday 11th July.

The auction, organised by The Cotswold Auction Company, will be focusing on antique toys, dolls and furnishings and is expected to include several hundred lots.

Although the celebrities for the event will not be confirmed until next week the experts who will help advise the famous faces on their purchases are Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson, regulars on the antiques circuit.

The two celebrity buyers will both be out and about in the Cotswolds during the week, looking to purchase items of interest in an effort to generate more profit than the other.

Lindsey Braune, one of the directors of The Cotswold Auction Company, said that the programme has visited their auctions several times before, bringing comedian Miles Jupp and EastEnders actress Nina Wadia.

Lindsey recalled that previous celebrities had picked out frameless art deco mirrors and antique church pews, saying “They bought rather challenging lots and didn’t make much profit.”

Despite this she remains hopeful that they will do well this time. She said “Every now and then they turn up something special and it gets very exciting.”

In 2012 a damaged Staffordshire elephant clock bought by the series’ experts for £8 sold on the programme for a colossal £2700.

The auction will take place at 10am on Friday 11 July in Cirencester’s Bingham Hall with a viewing taking place from 10am to 7pm on Thursday 10 July.

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