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Antiques Roadshow to be filmed in Cromer

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Antiques Roadshow to be filmed in Cromer

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow – regularly watched by six million people on Sunday evenings – will be filmed on Cromer Pier and promenade in May.

The show, one of BBC One’s most popular programmes, attracts an average of 3,000 to 4,000 visitors, spread through a full day. A day’s filming creates two shows for broadcast a few months after shooting. The show tours the country, visiting iconic houses, parks and gardens. This will be the first time the show has been filmed on a pier.

The event on May 24th will boost local business, increase footfall in the town in the week before half term and put the North Norfolk District Council owned Cromer Pier on the international television stage.

Cromer Pier is owned and maintained by North Norfolk District Council. The Council is spending £275,000 in 2018 to improve the Pier facilities and a further £150,000 on annual maintenance surveys for the next five years. North Norfolk District Council is proud to be a custodian of this award winning national treasure.

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “The wonderful asset that is North Norfolk District Council’s Cromer Pier will be on show to the world through the screens of one of the BBC’s leading television programmes. We look forward to hosting an exceptional event in May and seeing the finished product on our television screens later in the year.”

Cllr Maggie Prior, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “North Norfolk District Council’s iconic Cromer Pier will provide a unique setting for the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. It will be most interesting to see what local treasures are brought along and how many may be linked to our coastal or seaside history. What a treat this will be for the residents of North Norfolk!”

Cllr Hilary Cox, ward member for Cromer Town, said: “What a wonderful opportunity for people to showcase their antiques at such an iconic venue.”

Cllr Andreas Yiasimi, ward member for Cromer Town, said: “It’s a great opportunity to show the beauty of Cromer and North Norfolk to the wider world.”

Cllr John Lee, ward member for Suffield Park, said: “I'm delighted to welcome the BBC to Cromer and the unique setting of Cromer Pier.”

Cllr Nigel Pearce, ward member for Suffield Park, said: “This is a most welcome visit to the jewel of the North Norfolk Coast to view many gems.”

Rory Holburn, Director and Partner at Openwide, which recently won a new 10 year management contract to run Cromer Pier, said: “Openwide are thrilled to be part of the team hosting The Antiques Roadshow in a joint celebration of the best of our heritage.”

Robert Murphy, series producer of Antiques Roadshow, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors when we bring Antiques Roadshow to Cromer Pier. It’s the first time the Roadshow has been to a pier and we’re looking forward to entertaining our visitors by the seaside and along the promenade. It promises to be an entertaining day out at the start of the summer and we’re looking forward to seeing cherished objects and hearing personal stories – make a day of it!”

As well as Cromer, the Roadshow will be visiting Eltham Palace & Gardens in Greenwich, The Piece Hall in Halifax, Crathes Castle in Scotland, Erdigg in Wrexham, Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, MediCityUK in Salford Quays, Buckfast Abbey in Devon and Aerospace Bristol in South Gloucestershire.

Useful information can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4BFprksgSjpvxsdCTwDFQlJ/antiques-roadshows-2018

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Last modified on Friday, 26 January 2018 20:03

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