The highly popular BBC Antiques Road Trip has made a return visit to The Old Dairy in Ford. It was second time around for the much loved Anita Manning, who has her own auction house in Glasgow, accompanied by another expert Paul Laidlaw, also an auctioneer from Carlisle, to browse the stock with a view to picking up a bargain for the programme.
Each of them has a dedicated camera crew and the idea is to spot a bargain for a knock- down price and then take it to auction to see who makes the most profit. They always arrive in a vintage car and the competition between the two is quite fierce but there's a lot of fun and laughter along the way. This is the third time in two years they have been to the Old Dairy, which has become a regular venue for the programme.
"It's always good fun to have the Road Trip come to the Old Dairy," said Keith and Lynne Allan. "We rather like taking part and when filming was over we turned the tables a little bit and asked them for interviews for our Old Dairy Radio which we play through the buildings for our customers to listen to. It added a fantastic dimension to their visit." The new series of the BBC Antiques Road Trip will be broadcast early next year.