Some queued for up to four hours to show items to BBC experts on the long-running series

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Hundreds gathered as the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow was filmed in Walthamstow.

Visitors queued from 6.30am yesterday at Waltham Forest Town Hall, with some waiting up to four hours in the hope of featuring in the BBC 1 show.

Presenter Fiona Bruce and a team of experts were part of a 100-strong team which set up around the fountain and in surrounding buildings.

Expert Marc Allum said he was excited to return to the borough he once called home.

“There is such a great mix of British, Caribbean and Indian heritage in Walthamstow. We have already seen such a variety of objects,” he added.

“That’s why I loved living here and that is why I am excited to be here today.”

Two programmes will be aired on the event on dates yet to be set.

For more on this story, see the Guardian - out on Thursday

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11:10am Mon 1 Sep 14

Villagecranberry says...

Despite the obvious rubbish that people desperately clutched and wasted everyone's time with there were a few quality bits and pieces where the owners were hastily taken into a separate area and treated like royalty.
Despite the obvious rubbish that people desperately clutched and wasted everyone's time with there were a few quality bits and pieces where the owners were hastily taken into a separate area and treated like royalty. Villagecranberry
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10:41pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

You would not catch me standing there for 4 hours waiting to show orf my quality bits.
You would not catch me standing there for 4 hours waiting to show orf my quality bits. Howard Wolowitz
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7:02am Tue 2 Sep 14

leslie chingford says...

By any stretch it was a success. yes there were long queues for valuation but If you just wanted to wonder round that was fine. A very enjoyable day.
By any stretch it was a success. yes there were long queues for valuation but If you just wanted to wonder round that was fine. A very enjoyable day. leslie chingford
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8:37am Wed 3 Sep 14

e17fletch says...

Who made the film, Uncle Barry at a family wedding?
Who made the film, Uncle Barry at a family wedding? e17fletch
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11:05am Thu 4 Sep 14

Alibeth says...

It was a fun day. We got in the queue at 10.45am and were seen at least 5 hours later, as were many others. Putting there were "hundreds" of people there on the day was a massive understatement. There were thousands there throughout the day - and despite the long wait to get items classified and then valued by the relevant expert, it was well organised. Could have done with a tea hut though, as there was nowhere to get a proper cup of tea.
It was a fun day. We got in the queue at 10.45am and were seen at least 5 hours later, as were many others. Putting there were "hundreds" of people there on the day was a massive understatement. There were thousands there throughout the day - and despite the long wait to get items classified and then valued by the relevant expert, it was well organised. Could have done with a tea hut though, as there was nowhere to get a proper cup of tea. Alibeth
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