Friday, 22 February 2013

VINYL RECORD VALUATION DAY AT HUNGERFORD ARCADE


Don't forget, this Saturday, 23rd February is Adam Thompson's vinyl record valuation day at Unit 50, Hungerford Arcade.
Rita

Thursday, 21 February 2013

A CART FOR NAPOLEON AT HUNGERFORD ARCADE

A beautiful antique French cart, built in the 1800s and owned by Douglas Shepherd, a stallholder at Hungerford Arcade, was sold to National Geographic film makers on Tuesday.  

Douglas found the cart in a field on a business trip to France.  It wasn't for sale, but he thought he would make the owner an offer and see what happened.  Luckily, the owner accepted the offer and the cart was bought back to Hungerford Arcade where it stayed in the garden area until Tuesday.  We will miss it!

National Geographic are making a film regarding a major incident which they have recently discovered, happened to Napoleon!  I cannot say more as it will give the plot away!  Sorry!!

I have taken some pictures of this beautiful cart as Douglas loaded it onto his lorry ready to be delivered to National Geographic on Thursday, 21st February. 

When I find out more about the film, I will let you know!  In the meantime, enjoy the pictures.

I must just tell you that the picture showing a small metal wheel, is the wheel which is turned to operate the brakes.  Amazingly, the wheel and the brakes still work!
Rita












Saturday, 16 February 2013

VINYL RECORD VALUATION DAY

Adam Thompson (unit 50) will be holding a vinyl record valuation day on Saturday, 23rd February at 9.30 a.m.  The valuations are free but we will appreciate it if you would kindly donate £1 to our sponsored charity, Walking With The Wounded. Adam also buys records so bring them along and find out what they are worth and help a good cause in the process! 


Friday, 15 February 2013

MORE BAGAIN HUNT PHOTOS

I now have some much better photos of Bargain Hunt at Hungerford Arcade taken by Tony Bartlett of the Hungerford Camera Club.  Tony followed the proceedings all of Tuesday afternoon and took some fabulous pictures.  Hope you agree!
Rita








Thursday, 14 February 2013

BBC BARGAIN HUNT AT HUNGERFORD ARCADE

What a wonderful two days we had at the Arcade on Monday and  Tuesday (11th and 12th February) with the BBC's Bargain Hunt  hosted by the wonderful, Tim Wannacot.  The customers were enthralled watching the programme they love being filmed!  Some were camera shy and stayed out of shot, which was quite funny, while others just ambled along with one eye on the camera.

There were two separate film crews.  One filming the two Red Teams and the other the Blue Teams.  They were filming two shows over the two days.  The camera men, Mike Caine for the Blues and Giles Edwards for the Reds were very patient and kind as were the lovely directors and runners.  

 Each team had their own antiques expert.  James Braxton for the Blues and Colin Young for the Reds.  They were wonderful and such good fun!  Each team gets just sixty minutes to choose their three items and not a second longer.  The directors are very strict and time it all on a stop-watch!  If any team runs out of time, they have to go to auction with what they did manage to buy.  This would greatly minimise their chances of winning!  Thankfully, the director keeps them on their toes!

I have a few photos to show you, but I am hoping to get a much better mix for you shortly!
Rita







Sunday, 10 February 2013

BARGAIN HUNT AT HUNGERFORD ARCADE

Tomorrow and Tuesday, the BBC will be filming Bargain Hunt at Hungerford Arcade hosted by Tim Wonacott.  Tim will give three hundred pounds to each team (there are two teams of two people, the Red team and the Blue team).  Each team has an antiques expert to guide and advise them, although they make the final decision themselves on what to buy.  Any money left over is given to the expert to buy something of his/her choice.  Each team can purchase three items only, to take to auction.  After their lots have been sold, each team is given the option to go with the expert's buy when it is auctioned.   This can sometimes decide who wins and who loses as the team which makes the most profit is the winner!  The prize is the profit they make at auction, if any!  No profit - no prize!
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Good luck to the teams!