Bargain Hunt and Flog It! star visits Sheffield cathedral

Expert Charles Hanson checks over Julie Brierley's painting
Expert Charles Hanson checks over Julie Brierley's painting
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Antique owners in Sheffield had the chance to get their home treasures valued by a TV expert.

Charles Hanson, star of the BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Flog It! was on hand to value items at Sheffield Cathedral in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

A large line of people had already formed before the opening at 9am on Saturday all eager to see how much their items were worth.

Charles told The Star that he was impressed by the collection Sheffield folk had to offer.

He said: “I’ve seen a wonderful array of items including an elegant Georgian tea caddy which was worth about £1,000 and the highlight of the day was uncovering a wonderful dolls’ house that was made by a German prisoner of war for two Sheffield daughters in 1913 worth £2,000.

“To do this for such a wonderful charity in this glorious setting is fantastic.”

One person who had their home treasures valued was Pat Ashcroft, aged 60, of Rivelin Park Crescent, Stannington.

She brought in a 19th century Chinese pot and was fascinated to hear its story.

She said: “I bought the pot in 1991 from a commune in China and it was really interesting to find out its earlier history.”

Clare Robinson, of St Luke’s Hospice said: “We had a long line of people this morning ready to get their items valued and it was great to see so many people.”