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BBC’s Bargain Hunt films at the Harris

Posted on - 29th June, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, History, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Bargain Hunt team filming at the Harris Pic: The Harris/Twitter
The Bargain Hunt team filming at the Harris Pic: The Harris/Twitter

The Harris has played host to the BBC’s hit daytime show Bargain Hunt.

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The show, which sees two teams of amateur collectors scouring antiques fairs for bargains, came to the city on Tuesday 25 June.

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The Bargain Hunt team were at the Harris to feature Preston cotton manufacturers Horrockses Fashions.

Horrockses became a popular ready-to-wear fashion brand in the 1950s. Known for quality cotton fabrics, cutting-edge textile designs and couture styling, their dresses were worn by the Queen and often featured in top fashion magazines.

Read more: History of Horrockses Mill to be explored at Lancashire Archives

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The show will feature ex-employees of Horrockses, local vintage enthusiasts and design historian Chris Boydell, who wrote Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the 40s and 50s.

The episode is due to air this autumn.

Read more: Harris library staff due to transfer to the city council

Are you a fan of Bargain Hunt or Horrockses Fashions? Let us know in the comments below.

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