Bargain Hunt returns to Shrewsbury for filming weekend

Bargain Hunt returned to Shropshire at the weekend to bring some kind of normality back to the West Midlands Showground.

 Bargain Hunt filmed in Shrewsbury at the weekend. Specialist Charlie Ross, films with Sue and Wayne Buckingham from Cwmbran
Bargain Hunt filmed in Shrewsbury at the weekend. Specialist Charlie Ross, films with Sue and Wayne Buckingham from Cwmbran

The Shrewsbury venue was hosting one of its popular Flea Antiques and Collectors Fairs attracting the producers of the hit BBC television series.

Filming took place on both Saturday and Sunday for the show, which which pits contestants against each other to see which pair can make the most profit from the antiques they buy when they go to auction.

Tim Weeks, chats to Paul and Ruby Burniston from Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire during the Bargain Hunt filming

On Sunday the filming - for more than one episode saw the contestants including Paul and Ruby Burniston from Ewyas Harold in Herefordshire, Abigail Westbury and Dafyn Watkins from Brynmawr and Sue and Wayne Buckingham from Cwmbran don the trademark red or blue fleeces before going around he fair to find items to auction.

Charlie Ross films with: Abigail Westbury and Dafyd Watkins from Brynmawr in Wales

The specialist antique dealers included Tim Weeks of Wessex Auctions and Charlie Ross who, for a time held the record for the largest profit on a single item on the Antiques Road Trip when in 2012 he bought a chipped Staffordshire elephant clock for £8 which was sold for £2,700 at auction.

As well as helping out the contestants at the antiques and collectors fair Charlie ventured into Shrewsbury for filming in the historic square on Saturday, to the delight of shoppers and passersby in the town.

Bargain Hunt specialist: Charlie Ross, chats with Subbuteo Collector: Stewart Grant, from Essex.

Both specialists chatted to Subbuteo collector, Stewart Grant, who travelled to the Shrewsbury event from Essex.

The antiques and memorabilia chosen by the contestants will go under the hammer and an auction in the coming weeks before the programmes can be broadcast later this year.

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