We saw you at the Birmingham Roadshow
Roadshow fans Caroline and Denise Ratcliffe brought along Caroline’s father’s painting – given to him as a present on his wedding day.
Alan Horsley (pictured with Jane Birch) bought this striking pot at a junk fair for £30. ‘The dealer said it was Chinese porcelain,’ says Alan, ‘but I think it’s something else.’
Mother and daughter Patricia Bray and Lesley Lucas were hoping to find out more about Patricia’s treasured blue and white plate.
Simon Pattison was keen to discover which car these beautifully restored headlamps originally belonged to. They were found (in a much grubbier state) in his granddad’s garage.
Anne Fewster grew up with this painting on her bedroom wall.
When Paul Perrett unearthed these old maps in a skip 11 years ago, he was planning to use them as canvases. ‘When I unrolled them they were fascinating,’ he says, ‘so I now have them on display in rotation. I’m hoping to find out more about them and how old they are.’
Artist and graphic designer Peter Jones bought this charming marine carving of a sailor on a barrel of Guinness from a friend 15 years ago. He’s keen to know the current value.
Roadshow first-timer Vicky Lowe doesn’t particularly like her vase, brought back from the Far East by her grandfather – but maybe the experts will!
‘We didn’t fancy going to the library today, so brought along this sewing machine which was in a cupboard in our student house,’ say Birmingham University students and occasional make-do-and-menders Kerry smith and Megan Radcliffe. ‘It doesn’t work but we think with a bit of TLC it might!’
This colourful vase belonged to Pat Watton’s grandmother. ‘I never knew her, but I’m hoping that finding out a bit about the vase will tell me a bit about her and her life,’ she says. Pat is pictured with her daughter Hannah.
Sylvia Butterworth and her granddaughter Annie Muscutt want to know whether this ivory figure is Chinese or Japanese.