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Antiques Roadshow are heading to Newby Hall near Tadcaster on the hunt for priceless treasures

Could you own a missing masterpiece or a priceless treasure?

Exciting times lay ahead as Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team are set to descend on Newby Hall in Ripon on Friday 31 July 2020.

Home to Richard & Lucinda Compton, Newby Hall is an 18th century house full of treasures and trinkets dating back to its time of origin, but now the team from the Antiques Roadshow are hoping that people will unearth their own and bring them along to the stunning Georgian stately home.

Now in its 43rd series, and after visiting 603 locations so far in its venture, Roadshow is expecting to host thousands of people at each filming day at Newby hall this June, all of which hope that their car boot bargains and family heirlooms are missing masterpieces or priceless treasures.

Richard Compton, owner of the stately home said: “We are honoured that the Antiques Roadshow has chosen Newby Hall & Gardens as one of their filming locations for 2020. We are very much looking forward to showing off our beautiful corner of North Yorkshire to all the viewers of this flagship programme!”

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who announced the 2020 venues on The One Show on Tuesday evening (25 February), said that there are some remarkable items still out there waiting to be discovered: “We saw some astounding valuations in last year’s series, let’s try and do even better this year.”

Since its first broadcast in 1979, the Roadshow remains one of the most popular factual programmes on BBC One with around six million people regularly watching on Sunday evenings.

Stuart Gill, Commercial director of Newby Hall commented: “We are all fans of the show at Newby, so we would be delighted if we could discover something really special when the Antiques Roadshow team are with us. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to come along, so raid the attic and bring those car boot bargains!”

Robert Murphy, series editor of Antiques Roadshow, said: “There’s always a buzz when the Roadshow comes to town and we can’t wait to see what treasures and heirlooms will emerge from the attic.

It’s a great day out for all the family and a brilliant opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the of the BBC’s best-loved programmes. You never know, it could be your item that gets chosen to be on TV.

Our team of experts are looking forward to seeing your items and they’ll be able to reveal more about what they are and where they come from – and of course, that all important valuation. Come and find out if that mystery object that’s been gathering dust all these years is actually worth a fortune!”

Entry to the Roadshow is free to attend for all, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

For more information, frequently asked questions, and parking information visit www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow or on the show’s Facebook page. Visit www.newbyhall.com

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