Picture Special: Antiques Roadshow at Hartland

Joseph Bulmer

A glorious day was had by all as the BBC Antiques Roadshow rolled into Hartland Abbey on Thursday as thousands flocked to see the Antiques Roadshow experts

The sun shone and between 2,500 and 3,000 people turned up with their treasures to keep more than two dozen antiques experts busy throughout the day.

Carried patiently by queues of proud owners were everything from silver to surfboards, from local Brannam pottery and the funnel of a local steam engine to quirky and beautiful items from countries around the world.

Series presenter Fiona Bruce was kept busy signing autographs, chatting and being photographed with fans and everyone basked in the bonus sunshine.

The Antiques Roadshow series is due for screening starting in late autumn and running into the New Year.

* Read more in the North Devon Gazette this Wednesday or click the link on the top right of this page to see more pictures of the team’s visit to Hartland Abbey.