Belper is a ‘bobby dazzler’ for ‘Real Deal’

Eric Bradley from Belper with his Fred Yates painting that made a TV appearance along side David Dickinson.
Eric Bradley from Belper with his Fred Yates painting that made a TV appearance along side David Dickinson.

Permatanned TV celebrity David Dickinson was in Belper on Saturday August 1 filming episodes of his hit ITV deal-making show ‘Dickinson’s Real Deal.’

The show encourages people to bring in their antiques to be appraised by experts who can then either take money on the spot from David’s team or take their chances at auction.

Hundreds of people of all ages came along to take part in the show which is currently in its 12th series and is regularly watched by over one million people.

David said: “I am delighted to be in Belper - Derbyshire has always done us proud and it certainly didn’t let the side down this time.”

The crew filmed three episodes of the popular programme which will all air anytime within the next six to nine months.

On the day the people of Belper sold an “extraordinary” range of items including a couple of vintage banjos for £320, a silver beaker commemorating the moon landings for £230 and an antique French clock for £480 that was bought on eBay for £12.

Items going to auction at Bamfords in Derby on Tuesday September 29 will include a Victorian tobacco jar with a ceramic cocker spaniel lid, a pair of lion ceramic bookends from the 1930s and an early painting of a luxury yacht by Fred Yates.