TV hunt for treasure hits Lancashire

On with the show: Christina Trevanion, from Antiques Road Trip, with Aiden Finn, owner of the Old Corn Mill in Bretherton
On with the show: Christina Trevanion, from Antiques Road Trip, with Aiden Finn, owner of the Old Corn Mill in Bretherton
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Hidden gems were uncovered at venues around Preston and Chorley as filming took place for a long-running BBC1 programme.

Experts from Antiques Road Trip visited six places in the area as they competed to find the best items and make the most money at auction.

The team drove classic cars to antique shops around the country, stopping along the way at historic and cultural sites.

The 10th series will begin broadcasting today, with scenes featuring familiar places shown on Wednesday.

Among the places where filming was done was The Old Corn Mill, in Bretherton, near Chorley, where expert Christina Trevanion had £200 to buy three items.

Owner Aiden Finn said: “They had a good look around and found a few things they liked.

“One piece they filmed is an interesting piece of jewellery which they bought.”

It is the eighth time the business has appeared on television.

Aiden, who lives in Hesketh Bank, said: “It’s good for the business. They enjoy the place because there’s so much to choose from.

“It’s usually Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques.

“We’re always pleased when they come.”

He is looking forward to watching the show on Wednesday and finding out how much money they made.

Filming was also done at: Lancashire Titanic Museum, Eccleston; Dick Kerr Ladies; Preston North End FC; Preston Antiques Centre, Preston; and Bygone Times, Eccleston.

Antiques Road Trip will be shown at 4.30pm on weekdays on BBC1.