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BBC TV programme ‘Street Auction’ being filmed in Frome

Filming for the second series of BBC One’s ‘Street Auction’, presented by Paul Martin of Flog It!, will take place in Victoria Park in Frome on Sunday 21st May from 1.30pm.

The series, due to be broadcast in the autumn, will feature a variety of locations across the UK, bringing together a street and a community for a massive fund-raising effort.

Last month, neighbours in the Vallis Road area were asked to donate unwanted and unloved items which will now be sold at a ‘pop up’ auction, hosted by Paul, right in the heart of their community.

The auction in turn forms part of a street party, with stalls of donated items including cakes, bric-a-brac, books and plants, along with other fund-raising initiatives and entertainment. The stalls will all add to the money being raised for local good causes and, at the end of the event, the grand total will be announced.

“We’re really looking forward to it,” said Paul Martin. “Izzie and Danny, my fellow presenters, met some fantastic people on our rummaging day and it makes you realise how keen people are to help in a community effort.

“It also makes you realise how all of us have things we are willing to part with! We’ve found some great things in sheds and attics. The wonderful people in Frome have donated some fantastic items.

“We hope lots of people will come along on the day – and bring something to sell for the fund!”

The street party event will open at 1.30pm and Paul will take to the rostrum at 3.30pm.  It will be held near the bandstand.