The popular BBC TV antiques programme, ‘Flog It!’, presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit the area later this month.The cameras are to roll for a valuation day at the iconic Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre on Thursday, September 29 (9.30 am to 4 pm).
Members of the public will be invited to go along to the unique heritage attraction with up to three antiques or collectables they might be interested in selling. Once the items are valued, the owners and a team of experts decide whether they should go forward for auction at Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall on Thursday, October 20. Everyone who goes to the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items, even if they are not chosen for auction.
There will be a local history exhibition about the building of Barrow Hill on Saturday 27th June from 10am-4pm at St Andrew’s Church (top of the hill, opposite the school). Admission is free and refreshments will be available.
Following the recent announcement that an autoclave re-cycling plant was to be built on the old brickworks site, off Campbell Drive, Natascha Engel M.P. hosted a public meeting at St Andrew’s Church, last evening, to hear resident’s views.
The potential effects on public health in a residential area were widely discussed and particular concerns were raised about the cumulative effect of such developments in the vicinity, the composition of the proposed liaison committee, the lack of communication about the development and the knock on effect of increased traffic through Staveley, Hollingwood, Eckington and other areas.
Natascha will be raising these – and other – points with the developers and with Derbyshire County Council and hopes to hold another meeting in the New Year.