Dig out treasures for the Antiques Roadshow on TV

BBC Antiques Roadshow is on the look out for any antiques, heirlooms and collectables which have a special Eastbourne connection or an interesting local story.

The BBC One show is set to film at Eastbourne Bandstand on May 23 and the production team are keen to find fascinating local stories behind people’s family heirlooms and household treasures.

Senior head of tourism and leisure for Eastbourne Tracey McNulty said, “It is very exciting to be hosting BBC’s Antiques Roadshow here in Eastbourne on our stunning seafront.

“It is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to be part of a fantastic show and tell their stories behind family heirlooms and alike at the Bandstand – a fantastic historical venue.”

Residents and visitors are invited to raid their attics and bring along family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts.

The series will once again be presented by Fiona Bruce, who is in her sixth year with the programme.

Series editor Simon Shaw said, “Fiona and the team are really looking forward to their visit. Although we can never predict what will come to light, every show brings big surprises, which is what makes working on the show so exciting.

“So, on behalf of all of the experts, we’re asking the people of Eastbourne to dig out your treasures.”

Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free.

People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk. It may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.