FOR THE second year running, a village antiques shop is to appear on television.
Tarporley Antiques Centre on Tarporley High Street has again hosted Antiques Road Trip.
The new series is to be shown on BBC One starting on Monday.
The contestants this time were Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson, who arrived at the shop in a classic car, with cameras and crew in tow.
“They were full of enthusiasm and fun and just having a good time,” said Jane Grant, who, alongside her colleagues Louise Cunningham and John Gatley, spent much of the day in front of the cameras trying to keep up with the seemingly boundless energy of the two ‘experts’.
“It was exhausting, but they bought quite a few items from the shop and were very impressed with our range of stock.
“As we have 10 dealers here, it is quite a mix of tastes and styles.”
There was also a surprise visit to The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop as Charlie Ross raced up the village to buy Jane a box of chocolates as part of a deal.
“Of course, much of the footage ends up on the cutting room floor but we hope that our customers and local people will enjoy the programme,” added Jane.
“The items bought were to be sold at auction in the hope of making a profit, which was donated to charity.
“Though we have no idea how they got on at auction, we tried our best to give them some really good deals and will see the results along with the viewers.”
The show sees antiques experts accompanying celebrities on a road trip around the UK searching for treasures and competing to make the most money at auction.