New series of Salvage Hunters starts tomorrow

Salvage dealer Drew Pritchard digs out some bizarre pieces in the new series of the show

Salvage dealer Drew Pritchard digs out some bizarre pieces in the new series of the show

If there’s one thing that makes us feel better about our hoarding tendencies, it’s Drew Pritchard’s programme Salvage Hunters.

In the first episode of the new series, which starts tomorrow (Wednesday 16th April) at 9pm, Drew and his trusty little torch visit the backrooms of an old world Staffordshire pub, an elegant country pile that was once owned by Clive of India and a dealer’s warehouse in Hull stacked 10m deep with oddities.

‘Everything’s of interest to me,’ says Drew, as he starts to rummage in Alan East’s pub, which is lucky because some of the things he finds are truly bizarre.

From among the heaps of heirlooms and bric-a-brac, Drew pulls out an old electro-shock therapy machine, a mid 19th-century Tricorn hat, antique French meat hanging racks and a 1920s boy mannequin. All to be taken back to his salvage yard in north Wales, refreshed and sold on to his celebrity roster of clients, which ranges from Liberty to Jim Carrey.

Aside from the delight of seeing other people’s mass of bits and pieces, watching Drew haggle down dyed-in-the-wool Derbyshire men and hardened dealers makes for compulsive viewing. He also waltzes with a mannequin - not that we want to give too much of the game away…

The first episode airs tomorrow night at 9pm on Quest TV, Freeview channel 38. Here are some of the brilliant and bizarre finds recently on sale in Drew's Liberty showroom:

Two-seater leather sofa, £5,995

Tricycle, £1,795

Leather elephant, £1,995. All Drew Pritchard at Liberty. 020 7734 1234;

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