A BBC TV crew visited an antiques centre in Burnley, Lancashire, on Friday 14th September, to film scenes for a forthcoming episode of Antiques Road Trip.
Burnley is an ideal location for a programme that focuses on taking a breakneck tour of the countryside in search of antique desk tidies to sell for profit at auction. Part of the charm of Road Trip is that historic sites are also featured, and Burnley has plenty to choose from. Bordered by the hauntingly beautiful Ribble Valley and just 25 miles from the city of Preston, the antique marquetry furniture of Towneley Hall alone would make a cameraman weep with joy.
On 14th September, the Antiques Road Trip crew descended on an antiques venue in the town centre to film the experts at their bartering best. As you would expect, scenes like Charles Branson haggling over the contents of an antique cabinet aren’t always as spontaneous as they appear on screen. In fact, the dealers of the Burnley store were in talks with the BBC for months – although they were kept in the dark about who the expert bartering for a bargain would be, to maintain an element of surprise.
The Victorian balloon back dining chairs of Lancashire have been seen on television before; in fact, an antique centre in Preston was featured in a previous episode of Antiques Road Trip. Whether you want a Victorian rocking horse or an antique balloon back dining chair , a Lancashire antique dealer will always be ready to offer you a good deal.
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