Stalham couple win on BBC One’s Bargain Hunt

An engaged couple from Norfolk have won on the BBC One antiques game show Bargain Hunt.

Alison Lambert, 54, and Dominic Zenden, 52, managed to make a profit of £70 with their ancient finds at the Norfolk Show Ground before going to Cambridge for them to be auctioned.

Among the antiques they found last summer were some old lead soldiers from WW1. All the items they auctioned made a profit, earning them top place and also the special 'golden gavel' lapel pin award.

The couple, of Violet Cottage in Stalham, said the WW1 figures, which made £40 profit, were a particularly good find considering last year marked the centenary of WW1.

But this was not a typical trek for treasure, it also took a turn for the paranormal.

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Dominic is an esteemed Aura and used the art of psychometry, the ability to detect an object's history through touch, to help in their quest.

Alison also went for an alternative method and used a pendulum to help them decide which antique to buy.

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Dominic said: 'Alison's the haggler, not me.

'I am happy to support her and am looking forward to seeing it, but I'm also a bit nervous.

'I love collecting anything from old records to CDs and books. I love finding gems and now Alison has got the bug, she gets a buzz from negotiation.'

To remind them of their time on the show, the couple bought an antique clock from a shop near Potter Heigham.

Dominic added: 'The whole production company were fantastic and they looked after us really well. Everybody, from the people we met on production team and the other contestants who were up against us, were really lovely. Winning was just the icing on the cake.'

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