Antique expert heads to Ampthill shop with celebrity partner

BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with David Harpur and Suzannah Lipscombe head to Claire Randall's shop Lawson & Lee, in Ampthill PNL-160524-110822001
BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with David Harpur and Suzannah Lipscombe head to Claire Randall's shop Lawson & Lee, in Ampthill PNL-160524-110822001

TV antiques hunters descended on an Ampthill emporium in the hope of bagging a bargain. Expert David Harpur brought broadcaster Suzannah Lipscomb to Lawson & Lee to film for the BBC’s autumn Celebrity Antiques Road Trip series.
Shop owner Claire Randall said: “They arrived in a cream Renault Caravelle soft top classic car. “They had a good look at what I had on offer in the shop but Suzannah was interested in literature and was drawn to one particular item that suited her specialism in 16th century British History.

“It was fun to talk to them and it will be interesting to see what other items they take to auction.”

BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with David Harpur and Suzannah Lipscombe head to Claire Randall's shop Lawson & Lee, in Ampthill PNL-160524-115029001

BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with David Harpur and Suzannah Lipscombe head to Claire Randall's shop Lawson & Lee, in Ampthill PNL-160524-115029001

Claire’s shop sells vintage and retro items, and antiques and collectables.

She added: “The little shop was pretty packed with all the crew and as we were open for business as usual customers that did make their way in soon slinked out when they saw what was going on. This was quite amusing!

“David Harpur known for bright trousers had excelled himself in wearing a fetching bright yellow pair.”

The show features antiques experts and their celebrity partners competing to make the most money at auction from the items they buy on a roadtrip around the UK.

BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with David Harpur and Suzannah Lipscombe head to Claire Randall's shop Lawson & Lee, in Ampthill PNL-160524-115041001

BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with David Harpur and Suzannah Lipscombe head to Claire Randall's shop Lawson & Lee, in Ampthill PNL-160524-115041001

Pictures by: Karen Robinson