5th June 2018 8:12 pm
An electric atmosphere filled the town as BBC Antiques Roadshow filmed on a pier for the very first time.
The atmosphere was electric as the BBC Antiques Roadshow rolled into town for their first ever broadcast from a pier. The event, perfectly executed by North Norfolk District Council, the BBC and Openwide Coastal was a resounding success, the sun shone brightly with just a whisper of a sea breeze which followed a few worryingly grey and chilly days. Thousands of hopefuls flocked to the pier with their treasures and precious personal stories behind them. The first early bird visitors arrived at 7am to soak up the atmosphere and by 9.30am the promenade was packed with visitors waiting for their turn to register, a huge cheer rung out at 9.30am with the opening of registration to the Antiques Roadshow signature music to signify the opening moment. Crowds queued for over 2 hours on the promenade to reach registration, all in good spirits enjoying the sunshine and sea breeze. Some fabulous items were assessed by the Antiques Roadshow experts, some for sentimental value and interest, some eager to hear what their treasure were worth but we will keep you in suspense for any wow moments and special discoveries. The crowds were thrilled to see the wonderfully elegant Fiona Bruce kicking off her shoes and taking a paddle in the sea later in the afternoon, the perfect way to end the perfect day.
The programme will be broadcast later in the year, we will share the date with you as soon as we have it. A big thank you to our colleagues at North Norfolk District Council, the team at the pier and for local photographers for sharing their photographs of the day.