A brand new event for Exmoor – the Dulverton Antiques Valuation Day! On Sunday 25 March from 10.30am to 3.30pm a mini ‘Antiques Roadshow’ came to town!
Adam Partridge (pictured above) – a famous face from the television on Flog It!, Antiques Road Trip, Dickinson’s Real Deal and Bargain Hunt – has spoken recently on BBC Radio Somerset expressing his eager anticipation for the event. Adam said “When we were asked to offer a team of valuers for this event we instantly said yes! With our salesroom only a few miles away in Hele, we shall be visiting this area a lot in the future”.
Adam and his team of experienced auctioneers joined Visit Dulverton to host the event in Dulverton’s historic Town Hall. Visitors were invited to bring along their antiques, jewellery, fine art & collectors’ items. For a small fee the specialists on hand gave a valuation and history of the items that were brought along. The fee was £5 for a maximum of three portable items per person (that were small enough to carry!). Refreshments and live music were on hand.
Visit Dulverton is also promoting the message of “repair, reuse, recycle” with other stalls at the event -including the team from the Somerset Waste Partnership who took donations of unwanted small tech for reuse (laptops, PCs, mobile phones etc) and helped visitors set up their own community repair groups.
The event was such a success that a second one is planned for Sunday September 23 at Dulverton Town Hall. Keep an eye on the Visit Dulverton website and social media pages for more information about the event https://visitdulverton.com/dulverton-antiques-valuation-event/