Charles Hanson Antiquities Expert
Submitted for publication by Springup PR
Antiques expert Charles Hanson, known for his appearances on TV shows such as Bargain Hunt, Flog it and Antiques Road Trip, has officially opened a new area of the site at Hailsham House care home in East Sussex .
On Saturday June 18, Charles joined Hailsham residents, loved ones, staff and community members to launch Beech, a newly refurbished care facility with the latest in care/robocalls.
Charles greeted guests at the event with stories about his career and his passion for antiques. He spoke of a few notable auctions, including when a Sooty puppet from the popular 70s and 80s children’s TV show was sold for £14.5,000 and bought by former Sooty co-stars Sue and Sweep, who presented themselves in the audience. As well as the auction of Queen Victoria’s bloomers.
Charles then explored and appreciated the items that guests and residents had brought to the event explaining the importance of how certain items can evoke old memories. Items included a fine late Victorian blue vase circa 1870, which Charles valued at £120, and a decorative gong man, possibly with Indian or Chinese heritage also valued at around £120.
Connie Farady, resident of Hailsham House nursing home, said: ‘It was wonderful to meet Charles in person. I’ve watched him on TV for years so seeing him in our living room was a real treat – what a lovely man he is.
Charles said: “I had a fantastic day at Hailsham House. It was really great meeting residents, hearing their stories and memories, and appreciating wonderful antiques and heirlooms.
“Many of the goods I enjoyed that day were steeped in history and told their own story. They evoked memories and showed the love people felt for their items, which is priceless .
Hailsham House care home assistant manager Rui Santos said: ‘It was brilliant to welcome Charles, relatives and members of the public to the official unveiling of Beech, a place where people can live independent, but with the comfort of knowing that someone is always available to help them when needed.
“We wanted to mark this special occasion and what better way than to welcome the expert that is Charles Hanson to our home – the residents were so excited to have a celebrity in their home and there was a real buzz throughout of the day.”
Beech is located in the grounds of Hailsham House, located on the outskirts of Hailsham, East Sussex.
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