Lights, camera, action!

Posted on 24th August 2017

We are very excited that BBC One’s popular TV show, Antiques Road Trip, will be filming at our Antiques and Collectables Sale on Tuesday 29 August.

Each week, the show – now about to start its 16th series – sees top antique experts travelling across the UK in classic vintage cars, competing in pairs to make the biggest profit buying and selling antiques.

This particular episode features experienced antiques road-trippers Paul Laidlaw and Margie Cooper behind the wheel of a convertible Morris Minor named Moggy (pictured) and follows a route across Yorkshire into County Durham with shopping opportunities in York, Barmby Moor, Pontefract and Barnsley before finishing here in Darlington.


Starting with a budget of £200, anything that they buy en-route will be sold at our auction. The aim is to make as much profit as possible and the winning team is declared at the end of the series.

This is the show’s second visit to Thomas Watson’s, following a highly successful journey last year when the team approached the town from Morpeth and Newcastle. It will be thrilling to see what objects the experts pick up on their travels, which could be anything from rare antiques to quirky collectable items.

Anyone interested in watching the filming is very welcome to attend the auction, which starts at 10am and is anticipated to finish at around 2pm. Those at the sale will be able to find out how much the individual lots raise on the day. Everyone else will have to wait and see how the experts fared until the programme goes on air early next year.

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