Happy Days Vintage Home Store stars in BBC One show

  Posted: 10.09.21 at 11:23 by Ellyn Wright

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Happy Days Vintage Home Store featured in BBC One’s Antiques Road Trip yesterday evening.

This week’s episodes have seen antiques experts Tim Medhurst and Izzie Balmer travelling Wales in a 1960s Fiat 500, competing by selling their finds at auctions.

The pair travelled through Chepstow, Cardiff and Cowbridge in Thursday’s episode, where Tim stopped to peruse the treasures at Happy Days.

Several items caught his eye; an antique office pigeon-hole bureau, two pieces of World War Two equipment, a Victorian prosthetic glass eye and a stained-glass panel.

He settled on the stained-glass panel, paying £125 for the item.
“A big thank you to stallholder Owen, of Benjamin Button Antiques here at Happy Days who had the pleasure of dealing with the delightful Tim Medhurst,” said owner Cath Jones.

“He is such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic new(ish) member of Antiques Road Trip and was a pleasure to meet!”

Bumblebee, as the pair affectionately call their car, broke down just as Tim was due to leave Happy Days, so they travelled towards Ammanford in an alternative retro Fiat 500.

Watching their purchases sell at auction in Edinburgh from Picton Castle, it was Izzie who had the most successful day.

Bids for the stain glass window bought in Cowbridge started at £30 and it eventually sold for £100.

You can watch the episode here.

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