The co-owner of a popular museum will be on our TV screens next week rubbing shoulders with antiques dealer Mark Stacey.
Mr Stacey came to the town to see Graham Upton of How We Lived Then Museum of Shops based in Cornfield Terrace and next week viewers can see the pair on the BBC One show Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
The object of the programme is for the experts to buy antique and old items which they then sell on at a profit with the results going to charity.
He sold Mr Upton, who has run the business for 26 years with wife Jan, a heated baby’s plate which is now on show in the museum.
Mr Upton said, “It was great fun filming with Mark Stacey as he’s really witty.
“We were very happy to buy the heated baby’s plate because it fitted into our collection very well, it is very attractive and the cash we paid ultimately went to charity.”
It is not the first time Mr Upton has been visited by Mr Stacey. Last year he headed to the museum with the programme The Antiques Road Trip and since the business has been opened it has appeared on TV 10 times on different programmes.
Filming for the latest television appearance took a couple of hours and it will air on Tuesday February 11 at 4.30pm. It will also feature the business Jasper Wood, which is next to the museum.
Mr and Mrs Upton, who have seen visitors from around the world walk and a host of famous faces walk through their doors, are selling up.
The couple, who officially opened up shop in May 1988, are both past retirement age and over a year ago Mr Upton became seriously ill.
While he is now on the mend he said the episode had made the pair think about the future. After they retire the museum and the shop is set to remain open.