Hot prop­erty go­ing for a song

The Herald - - OPINION -

SHOULD An­tiques Road­show bow to crit­i­cism from some quar­ters and de­cide not to film at Buck­fast Abbey in Septem­ber, there is pos­si­bly a lady in west London who could help out with a sub­sti­tute venue.

Mrs Wind­sor is the name and big houses are all in the monar­chi­cal game. Though the Queen would never be so in­del­i­cate to ex­press a pref­er­ence for one tele­vi­sion pro­gramme over another (Cor­rie v East­end­ers, it would be the Stones/ Bea­tles/blur/oa­sis all over again), she is reck­oned to have a soft spot for Fiona Bruce’s show.

Who knows, she might even join a queue in the Buck­ing­ham Palace gar­dens to have a lit­tle some­thing val­ued. An item, for ex­am­ple, from her col­lec­tion of quaint heaters. We know from pre­vi­ous pho­to­graphs that she is the owner of a two-bar leccy fire. This week, in pictures of her greet­ing the pres­i­dent of Es­to­nia, a fan heater, circa 1970, could be seen in the back­ground.

Then again, imag­ine her face when some ex­pert val­ues both trea­sured items at just £50 tops. Best have a few jew­els in your hand­bag as well, Ma’am.

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