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The day the BBC Antiques Roadshow came to County Durham

Do you remember when the BBC's Antiques Roadshow came to The Bowes Museum.

The show's production crew and stars were at the museum near Barnard Castle on Thursday, August 27, 2009.

Echo reader John Hill was there to enjoy the spectacle as about 2,000 people queued to have their heirlooms valued, including paintings and books and peculiar pelican statues.

Show presenter Fiona Bruce was coming coming to the end of her second series and Mr Hill recalled: “It was a lovely sunny day, although it rained the day before. I didn’t see Fiona Bruce sadly, but she was there somewhere.”

If you have any photographs or a story to tell from the Antiques Roadshow visit to Bowes, get in touch by emailing [email protected] and we can share your memories with our readers.

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Did you get a chance to chat to any of the experts? Perhaps you too have some photographs from the day. Contact us at [email protected] to share your story

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Do you recognise this couple chatting to the antiques expert? They look like it was good news – perhaps you know more?

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When The Antiques Road Show filmed at Barnard Castle at least 2,000 people took their valuables to be inspected by the experts. Were you there that day? Did you have an item that turned out to be worth more than you thought?

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The BBC film crew spent quite a lot of time arranging the shots and talking to the crowdThe Northern Echo:

Hundreds of people queued in front of Bowes Museum waiting for their items to be assessed by the expert antiques team

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A great photograph of both the public and television crews from the BBC at the front of Bowes Museum. The rain from the previous day had cleared to give sunny skies over County Durham

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Plenty of film production action when The Antiques Road Show came to Bowes Museum

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The film crew at Barnard Castle when The Antiques Road Show was filmed there in August 2009

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Waiting in a line, and in the sun for five minutes of fame, and the chance to have an expert eye up your antiques

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