Sunday, 16 June 2013


What a wonderful weekend we have just had at Hungerford Arcade.  The crowds seemed to flock in every day and we loved every minute of it.  

Today, we had a very special visitor, Mark Stacey, the famous antiques expert and auctioneer, not to mention TV star, who lives in Brighton where he also has an antiques shop.  Mark came into the Arcade where he was duly made a great fuss of and of course, the customers recognised him right away from his television work and were very excited to see him.  Mark, is a great character with a terrific sense of humour and everyone loves him for it.  Mark stayed for quite a while and made some purchases and whilst at the counter, a young 8 year old boy approached him and asked,  "Will you autograph my baseball cap for me please Mr. Stacey?"  Mark smiled and said "Of course, I will be delighted".   The young boy left with a huge smile on his face and a skip in his step, clutching his now treasured cap!  It was great to see Mark again.  Hopefully, it won't be too long before his next visit.  Probably, when the BBC are back at the Arcade to film one of the antiques programmes. As you know, Mark does a lot of television work which takes him all over the UK and Europe!  Thank you Mark for making our day!

Mark Stacey being helped by Estelle Harris

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