We were delighted to be joined by Eric Knowles of Antiques Roadshow on 13th November as he spoke to our residents, staff and guests about his life and his extensive career as a ceramics expert.
Eric is not only a well-known expert on Antiques Roadshow but also fronts other much-loved favourites such as Bargain Hunt and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. Eric spoke passionately about nurturing his interest in antiques from a young age when he was growing up in Nelson, Lancashire and how this was the catalyst for beginning a career spanning over forty years. He discussed the unique pieces he has been responsible for auctioning in this time, amusing our residents and guests with anecdotes and jokes.
Following a beautiful lunch created by our head chef and her team, guests were thrilled to have items they brought with them valued by Eric. Among the items Eric looked at, there was an original Lowry sketch which had been drawn on the back of an envelope, a Chagall painting and vintage jewellery.
Everyone who attended had a brilliant time learning a little more about Eric and the world of antiques. It was the perfect opportunity to welcome members of our local community into our home to see just how wonderful life is here at Hartfield House.