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

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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

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

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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

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.

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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

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.

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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

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.

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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

BBC transformed the Corn Exchange to become the set of an episode of Antiques Roadshow, which travel

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


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