A BBC antiques expert who shot to prominence on shows such as Bargain Hunt stopped off at a valuation event in the town centre this week.

David Harper spent the afternoon at Beckett Grange - a retirement complex - providing information on items brought in by residents.

Fiona Brooks, marketing director at McCarthy Stone - the developer behind the retirement complex - said: “David’s visit was a great success and he was very happy to pass on his expert knowledge.

“A few found they were in possession of items that were likely to be worth far more than they had thought.

“The valuation afternoon was one of a regular series of events held at Beckett Grange, and as always David was a brilliant host.”