Valuation lunch

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A TV antiques expert is set to talk about the techniques behind his talent.

Antiques Roadshow valuer Adam Schoon is coming to Hartlepool to help raise money for the NSPCC.

The BBC One star will be the guest at a lunch and afternoon tea at the Sir William Grey Suite, in Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience on Wednesday, February 8.

Julia Patterson, fundraiser for the children’s charity in Hartlepool, is arranging the day and is delighted Mr Schoon is returning to the town.

Julia Patterson said: “It’s quite a coup to get him to come to Hartlepool and we have been lucky that this is not the first time.

“He will be giving a talk about what he does and will also be looking at antiques that people bring along.

“We are delighted he is coming along and it’s sure to be a good day.”

Around 90 people are expected to take part in the sold-out event.

Mr Schoon has been working as an art and antiques valuer for more than 28 years.

He has been a member of the team of valuers on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow for eight years – and mans the “miscellaneous” table.

The show sees experts travel around the UK to appraise and value antiques brought in by local people.

His wide ranging knowledge was previously put to use on over 400 episodes of the BBC’S Going For A Song, where he acted as consultant and occasionally presented.

He is also a trustee of the Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, County Durham.