BBC’s Flog It! screened from Margam Park

25 May 2016

Margam Country Park was thrown into the spotlight last Monday when it featured in the popular BBC One programme, Flog It!

Flog It! presenter Paul Martin in front of the cameras

Flog It! presenter Paul Martin in front of the cameras

Margam Park played host to the popular antiques programme last year with the episode aired on Monday 23 May. And there’s another chance to see the programme next week, as it will be repeated on Friday 3 June at 4.30pm.

Margam Park hosted the Flog It! valuation day within the landscaped grounds of the historical 18th Century Orangery. Rather like a treasure hunt, members of the public were invited to bring along up to three antiques and collectables that they were interested in selling.

The show, presented by Paul Martin, is on its 14th series and regularly attracts an audience of over 2 million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

Since it started the show has made a number of significant finds. These include a rare Aboriginal Broad Shield that had been hidden away in a Flog It! viewer’s wardrobe and went on to sell for £30,000. The series also uncovered an unusual Royal Doulton Spook figurine in Blackpool which had been bought at a car boot sale for £2 and fetched £5000 at auction.

Speaking about Flog It!, Cllr. Ali Thomas, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council said, “I am delighted that such a high profile show as Flog It! chose to film in our area. As well as being an interesting day out for everyone that attended last year, the show’s popularity will provide an excellent way to showcase the Margam Country Park and its spectacular setting.”

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