Two best friends from The Oaks Care Home went behind the scenes at the filming of a new episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.
Residents Joan Gregory and Eileen Simmonds paid a visit to the set of the hit TV programme which was being filmed at the National Trust’s Powis Castle and gardens in Welshpool.
Joan, 94, and Eileen, 81, who are big fans of the show, watched the Antique’s Roadshow team, including the show’s experts and presenter Fiona Bruce, uncover the fascinating stories behind valuable personal items.
The trip was organised by Daniel Hart, Registered Manager of The Oaks Care Home in Newtown, Powys.
“We love taking our residents on exciting and fun trips around the county and when we heard that Joan and Eileen loved the Antiques Roadshow we surprised them with tickets to watch it being filmed.
“It was a lovely day out and so exciting to see such a wonderful TV programme being filmed in the setting of Powis Castle.
Joan Gregory said:
“Eileen and I had a lovely time. After watching the programme on the television for so many years it was such fun to visit the set and see it being filmed.”
Eileen Simmonds said:
“I really enjoyed the day out and it was such a treat to see all the people getting their treasured items valued.”