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Do you remember when the Antiques Roadshow visited Ipswich in 1985?

PUBLISHED: 08:37 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:37 17 March 2017

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travels to different locations each show

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travels to different locations each show

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The popularity of the Antiques Roadshow in Suffolk was proven when it visited Ipswich in 1985.

The entrance to the Corn Exchange as residents of Ipswich bring in their old heirlooms to be appraised and see if they held value The entrance to the Corn Exchange as residents of Ipswich bring in their old heirlooms to be appraised and see if they held value

In 1985, residents of Ipswich queued all along the streets outside the Corn Exchange to see the Antiques Roadshow in Ipswich, transforming the venue into the set where the show’s experts have a look at items brought in by members of the community.

Former editor Rod Kiddell brought an early copy of the newspaper's bound edition to show Antiques Roadshow presenter Hugh Scully. Former editor Rod Kiddell brought an early copy of the newspaper's bound edition to show Antiques Roadshow presenter Hugh Scully.

All items that are featured on the show however, are appraised before the filming, to ensure that all the items they feature have worth and are not fakes, to avoid humiliating the owner on TV.

All items that appear on Antiques Roadshow were also appraised off screen, to ensure that the items held value or had a good back story to warrant being in the show All items that appear on Antiques Roadshow were also appraised off screen, to ensure that the items held value or had a good back story to warrant being in the show

The Antiques Roadshow is coming back to Suffolk in August this year, this time, visiting Helmingham Hall, celebrating their 40th anniversary on the air, which will also mark presenter, Fiona Bruce’s 10th series hosting The Antiques Roadshow.

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