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Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne of Wylton Antiques, Melton Mowbray, established c.1950

A conversation between Christopher Payne and project research fellow Lizzy Jamieson.

Christopher Payne, who has been a regular presenter on the BBC Antiques Roadshow since 1985.

In an absolutely fascinating interview, Christopher told us about his grandfather’s Antiques and Modern furniture business, which began in the 19th century, and by the 1960s was employing 100 people. The business was continued by Christopher’s father, Tony Payne, who in 1968, decided to close the furniture-making and retail business and concentrate on the antiques side of the business, focused at ‘Wylton Antiques’ in Melton Mowbray.

Photograph, Antique Dealer project, University of Leeds, 2014.