What treasures await at the Spa?

Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce

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THE wait is over for Scarborough fans of BBC favourite the Antiques Roadshow.

The show is filming at the Spa today – the first time since 2003 that the programme has been filmed in the town.

On that day there were some exciting finds including the passport of the world’s smallest man found in a skip and dated 1937, a 17th century carved crucifix worth £7,000 and the star item was a beautifully inscribed scrimshaw carving knife and fork which had been passed down the family for generations. It was valued on the day at £15,000 and later sold in America for $61,000.

Series editor Simon Shaw said: “As a television producer it’s a scary prospect when we turn up for a day’s filming and no knowledge of what might turn up. I often look at the queue first thing and say a quiet prayer that there really are interesting pieces in all those bags.

“Amazingly we still keep finding fascinating pieces – and some of the best aren’t necessarily the most valuable.”

Doors will open at 9.30am and the show will run until 4.30pm.

Admission is free.