VIDEO: Antiques Roadshow arrives in Burnley

Thousands are heading to Towneley Hall as the popular BBC TV show “Antiques Roadshow” arrives in Burnley.

Paintings, ceramics, jewellery and even garden ornaments came under their gaze.

Antiques Roadshow filming in Towneley Park. Photo: Georgie Brewster

Antiques Roadshow filming in Towneley Park. Photo: Georgie Brewster

The trip to Towneley was like being on home ground for antiques expert and roadshow valuer Eric Knowles, from Nelson, but it was host Fiona Bruce’s first visit.

“It is beautiful and the fact it’s publicly owned is amazing,” she said. “The grounds are so well kept and it is a real oasis in a beautiful part of the world.”

The BBC team set up at the hall on Wednesday and will be filming until 7pm.

Don’t miss this week’s Burnley Express for more on Fiona’s take on Burnley. In next Tuesday’s Express, we’ll have lots of pictures from the big event, too.