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Antiques expert Paul Martin to carry out valuations in Dorchester

A celebrity auctioneer will be holding a valuation day at a care home in Dorchester next month.

Paul Martin, who presented BBC1 show Flog It for nearly 20 years, is visiting Maiden Castle House care home on Gloucester Road on Wednesday 3 July for a free valuation day event, which is open to members of the public.

Paul, who is now Head of Valuations at Henry Aldridge and Son Ltd, will start by giving a 30-minute talk at 11am to the care home’s residents, their relatives, and visitors followed by a book-signing. Paul will then be providing valuations for gold, silver, paintings, pottery, china, and other antiques until 4pm. He will also offer the opportunity for any items to be sold at auction with a percentage of the auctioneer’s fee, known as the vendor’s premium, being donated to Maiden Castle House’s chosen charity, Weldmar Hospicecare, which provides care to people with life-limiting illnesses in Dorset.

Norman, who lives at Maiden Castle House, said: “I’m looking forward to meeting Paul. As well as antiques, he has got an interesting background, as he’s also interested in music, so I’m hoping to ask about that. I also have a little figurine for him to look at which belonged to my mother.”

Paul, another resident who lives at the care home, said: “I’d love to meet to him as I’ve always enjoyed watching his programmes.”

Ashley Smith, Home Manager at Maiden Castle House, said: “The residents are excited to meet Paul and welcome him into the care home to talk about his career and provide his expert opinion on a host of valuables that people are invited to bring in. At Care South, we love welcoming the community into our care homes and want to open up this opportunity to as many people as possible, with the aim of raising some money for Weldmar Hospicecare.”

Maiden Castle House, which is run by the not-for-profit charity Care South, provides specialist residential, respite, and dementia care. The care home features a range of communal lounges overlooking a courtyard and landscaped garden for residents to enjoy. It also has a dedicated activities team onsite who organise a daily programme of events to bring residents together to socialise and build friendships.

Care South is a leading provider of high quality residential and home care services across the south of England. The not-for-profit organisation, which is a registered charity, has care homes in Dorset, north Devon, Somerset and West Sussex, and home care offices covering east and west Dorset, and northeast Somerset and south Somerset.

There is no need to book, just turn up. To contact the care home about the event ahead of the day, email Emma.Norman@care-south.co.uk

Maiden Castle House care home residents are inviting the public to join their valuation day event on 3rd July