BBC’s Flog It! Is Coming To Ely Cathedral

The popular BBC2 antiques programme, Flog It, presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Ely Cathedral, Chapter House, The College, Ely, CB7 4DL later this month.

Flog It! – the major BBC2 antiques series – regularly gets an audience of 2 million viewers each weekday – around 25% of the television audience.

Image: BBC 2 Flogit

ELY CATHEDRAL will be hosting the Flog It! Valuation Day. Rather like a treasure hunt, members of the public are invited to bring along the antiques and collectables they might be interested in selling. Once valued, the owner and team of experts decide whether it should go forward for auction. If the item is chosen it is sold a few weeks later – often with the owner making a tidy sum. Everyone who goes along to the Valuation Day will receive a valuation – even if their antiques are not chosen to go forward for auction.

Previous programmes have seen a small cream jug sold at auction for £1,300; a ceramic bowl, bought for £4 at a car boot sale, achieving £1,500; and a lady in Aberdeen sold a Shelley tea set for a huge £3,400! So if you’ve ever wondered how much those boot sale bargains or clutter in the loft might be worth, now is your chance to find out.

Presented by Paul Martin, Flog It! will be at the ELY CATHEDRAL, Ely on Wednesday 29th July from 9.30am until 4pm. The auction will take place on Friday 2nd October at the Bateman’s Auctioneers and Valuers, Stamford and will be broadcast as part of the eighth series later this year.

2 replies
  1. Julia Wright
    Julia Wright says:

    I find it offensive that cathedrals are used for this. I like the programme very much but this smacks of the moneychangers in the Temple. Salisbury and Welles have used their cathedrals for the same purpose. I cannot believe I am the only person who objects to this. What justifciation can you give – apart from money? It’s not a village hall, it’s a church.

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