Bring your railway memorabilia to the Watercress Line’s first Antiques Valuation Roadshow

August 18, 2023

Railway memorabilia will be ‘going, going, going’ to the Watercress Line’s first Antiques Valuation Roadshow on Sunday 3rd September.

In the spirit of the popular TV programme, the heritage railway’s antiques roadshow will welcome train-related pieces – or other items of interest – for appraisal from members of the public attending the special event at Alresford Station.

The Watercress Line, in partnership with Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers, Andrew Smith & Son, are offering free valuations during the day, from 10am to 3pm.

Valuations will take place on Alresford station forecourt, enabling visitors to watch the action – and to take part in the fun-based ‘Basic, Better, Best’ presentations at 11.30am and at 1.30pm.

In keeping with the heritage railway setting, there will be 1930s to 1950s music playing and delicious home-made cakes, lunches and teas available from the Watercress Line’s new outside terraced café. 

A vintage bus, run by the Medstead Depot Omnibus Group, will be taking passengers on free short trips around Alresford throughout the day. In addition, visitors are welcome to buy tickets to enjoy a nostalgic ride on the steam trains, bookable online or on the day, along the Watercress Line’s 10-mile line.

The Watercress Line’s CEO Rebecca Dalley said: “We are thrilled to be launching the Antiques Valuation Roadshow next month and I’m sure this exciting event will prove popular, especially as it’s a Sunday event.

“Bring along any treasured items relating to the railway, or any other interesting antiques, you have at home and the experts from Andrew Smith & Son will be happy to give you a free no obligation valuation.

“Enjoy our wonderful steam train rides to make the day even more memorable. The vintage bus trips, swing music and refreshments on the terrace will all contribute to the fun. It’s sure to be a fascinating day out for everyone!”  

To book free roadshow tickets and purchase steam train tickets, visit:

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