Pitzhanger Manor hosts Antiques Roadshow

Image above: BBC Antiques Roadshow at Pitzhanger Manor

Over 3000 people attend filming of Antiques Roadshow in Ealing

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in Ealing hosted the BBC’s popular TV Antiques Roadshow show on Sunday 19 May. Visitors from all around brought their cherished items for assessment—some of great value, others with fascinating family back stories.

It was a bright and sunny day and the Walpole Park and Pitzhanger’s gardens were busy, with ten specialist areas where attendees queued to meet the Antiques Roadshow specialists.

Fiona Bruce, the show’s presenter, and a team of dedicated volunteer stewards welcomed guests, who listened to the experts’ opinions, and relaxed in the gardens.

Pitzhanger Honey, made in local hives, proved popular among the food stalls and local dignitaries local MP, Rupa Huq, and Mayor of Ealing, Cllr Hitesh Tailor mingled with the antiques crowd.

The episode is set to air later on this year.

Image above: Clare Gough and Rupa Huq MP

Rupa Huq describes the event as the “highlight of this year so far”

Dr Rupa Huq, the Labour MP for Ealing Central and Acton, said:

“It was a real coup for Antiques Roadshow to come to Ealing and great to see residents from the morning trundling, sometimes wheelbarrows full of swag, to our premier venue, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, for Sunday’s filming, when the sun shone down on the thousands who turned out.

“I even got to speak to Fiona Bruce; the event must be a highlight of this year so far. Bravo to Clare Gough and the team for making the entire feat run smoothly.”

Clare Gough, Director of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, said:

“We were thrilled with the turnout and the atmosphere as everyone enjoyed seeing what treasures, or quirky pieces with personal stories, their neighbours had brought along. A huge thank you to the excellent teams from the BBC, the volunteer stewards, the suppliers and Pitzhanger staff, all of whom contributed to creating a memorable day celebrating history and community spirit.”

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