The presenter of Antiques Roadshow, Fiona Bruce, enjoyed a spot of reminiscing on a recent episode of the popular TV show. One of the visitors to the antiques programme had taken along the very first edition of Jackie, a popular teenage magazine, dating back to the 60s.
Fiona Bruce, who is also a BBC newsreader, confessed that she had appeared as a model in the magazine on the Photo Love pages, which featured stories dealing with teenage issues at the time. Fiona was allowed to select the people who appeared in the feature with her and would usually pick the best looking boys. The issue on the show was dated 11th January 1964 and the magazine ran until 1993, when it folded.
The TV presenter secured the job with Jackie magazine in 1980, getting paid £3 an hour. Following a stern warning from her mother about getting a job, Fiona spotted the advertisement in the window of a newsagent.
The episode of Antiques Roadshow featuring the magazine was filmed at Newstead Abbey in Nottingham. The owner, Martin Cook, took it along to be valued but plans to sell it to raise money for Treetops Hospice in Derbyshire. It was eventually valued at £300.
Antiques often stir up memories for people, especially everyday items like antique chests, which may have been a familiar sight as a toy box or storage container during childhood. It is possible to find items like this at reputable dealers in Lancashire and surrounding areas. Fiona Bruce was happy to share her memories during the episode.
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