On Wednesday 31 October, BBC TV presenters, valuers and auctioneers Christina Trevanion and Timothy Medhurst will be paying a special visit to Bramshott Place, the later living community in Liphook, Hampshire, to offer free valuations of antiques for residents of the village and visitors from the region. Christina, known for her appearances on the BBC antiques programmes Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, Antiques Road Trip and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, and Timothy, a regular on Antiques Road Trip, will be at the village from 10am to 2pm on 31 October. The occasion will be the second of a new series of events by Inspired Villages, the company behind Bramshott Place, called The Grand Antiques Tour, which will visit other Inspired Villages communities across the country.
Many of us are the owners of intriguing antiques, curious hand-me-downs or quirky finds over the years, and residents of Bramshott Place and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to learn if they are the owners of a secret fortune. Guests will be offered an appointment with Christina or Tim for a free valuation of their item in Bramshott Place’s glorious central clubhouse. Of particular interest are artefacts from the local area.
Christina and Tim will kick off the event with a short talk about their experience of working with antiques and filming the BBC’s popular antiques programmes, giving some behind-the-scenes insight. Guests can also enjoy complimentary refreshments whilst perusing and listening to the stories of the fascinating antiques that others have brought along.
Bramshott Place is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds just half a mile from the charming village of Liphook, arranged around an historic Tudor gate house and incorporating an idyllic wild flower meadow. The village comprises a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom cottages, which are all finished to the highest standard and offer spacious living areas and bedrooms. Each cottage has a glazed garden room and all upper floor apartments have lift access.
In addition to the beautifully landscaped grounds the village is set within, residents have the use of the central clubhouse, which has recently been refurbished and is an integral element of all Inspired Villages developments. The clubhouse boasts a resident-run bar, restaurant and coffee shop, library, gym and leisure suite, pool room and meeting rooms for residents to hold clubs or host parties. Prices at Bramshott Place start from £580,000 for a two bedroom cottage and from £590,000 for a three bedroom cottage.
Christina Trevanion is a familiar face of daytime television and also co-runs her own auction house in Shropshire, Trevanion & Dean. After studying Fine Arts Valuation at Southampton University, Christina worked for some of the UK’s most renowned auction houses and she is a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, at which she was awarded a Fellow grade in 2018, which is only awarded to the most highly qualified and experienced auctioneers in the country. Christina’s valuation specialisms are in jewellery, silver, ceramics, glass and pictures. She is also a member of the prestigious Society of Jewellery Historians and the Arts Society.
Timothy Medhurst is a freelance consultant and auctioneer. He worked in the auction industry for ten years before setting up his own company selling coins and antiquities, Timothy Medhurst Coins And Antiquities, which is based in Dorset. Tim features as an expert on the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip, often alongside Christina, scouring the countryside for interesting antiques. He is also often heard on BBC Radio Solent talking antiques and collectables alongside live valuations. Tim’s valuation specialisms are in coins, commemorative medals, English and European ceramics, glass and miscellaneous antiques. In 2013, Tim was named “Antiques Young Gun” of the year by the antique industry.
Rebecca Parker, Group Events Manager at Inspired Villages Group, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Christina and Tim to Bramshott Place as part of Inspired Villages’ new series of events, The Grand Antiques Tour, which will tour the country. So many of us have curious items and antiques that we’ve inherited over the years, and we’re excited to see if we uncover any fascinating stories about the items the village residents and guests bring along. Hopefully there might be some items that tell us more about the history of the local area or our country’s past.”
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