resident gets £10,000 surprise on BBC Antiques Roadshow
well-known Brean resident got a welcome surprise this week when
she appeared on BBC's Antiques Roadshow and discovered
a family heirloom was worth £10,000.
Parish Councillor Joan Jackman was featured in last Sunday's episode
of the long-running BBC1 series, as pictured here, with her 19th
century family album.
book initially belonged to her great grandmother, one of the Quaker
family, and was the focus of a five-minute segment within the
said: "The book is the story of the house of the Quaker family.
The house, called Goldrood near Ipswich, was built by the uncle
of my great grandmother in about 1810."
unique one-off publication includes a number of watercolours dating
from 1840-1850 that illustrate the history of the house and also
give a glimpse into life during the 19th century. The watercolours
include images of the exterior of the house, the dining room,
gardens and kitchen.
BBC show's valuer told Joan: "There aren't hundreds of albums
like this around and I just cannot imagine if this were ever to
be sold on the open market that it would fetch anything less than
shocked at the news, Joan looked away from the TV camera and gulped
before composing herself and saying: "We shan't sell it.
is family and I think it will eventually go to the Quaker Society
in London where everyone will be able to go and see it."
told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "We knew the book was
valuable, but did not know its full value. It is a very special
item and the BBC were very keen to feature it on their programme
since it provides such a fascinating insight into social history
of that time."
episode of Antiques Roadshow was filmed by the BBC at Stanway
House in Gloucestershire.