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DTCwordfan | 20:57 Sun 14th Mar 2021 | Home & Garden
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A woman on The Antiques Roadshow claimed that she saw an Edinburgh auction being advertised in Waterloo Station and she, on the spur of the moment, jumped on a train to the Scottish capital...... This is surely a load of cr-p - if she had gone to Kings Cross, okay, but not from Waterloo.

Don't think that the money she has made on the pieces really justified it, but that is neither here or there.

Surely the Beeb ought to be more wary of such 'claims'?

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People throw some odd questions my way! The only direct train services from London to Edinburgh are with LNER from King's Cross (frequent) or with Avanti West Coast from Euston (infrequent). Anyone at Waterloo, wanting to make an impromptu journey to Edinburgh would need to get across London first, obviously heading to King's Cross because of the more...
21:15 Sun 14th Mar 2021
She probably took a tube to KGX first.
You take the train from Waterloo and change at Kings Cross.
You can't get a train from Waterloo to Kings Cross, only the tube.
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not quite 'spur of the moment' though.....
Perhaps the precise details have got muddled in her memory over the years.
Do you expect the Beeb to verify the claims when something sdid to have been bought at a charity shop for pennies and then they end up being selt for hundreds of pounds?
People throw some odd questions my way!

The only direct train services from London to Edinburgh are with LNER from King's Cross (frequent) or with Avanti West Coast from Euston (infrequent).

Anyone at Waterloo, wanting to make an impromptu journey to Edinburgh would need to get across London first, obviously heading to King's Cross because of the more frequent service. (Two Tube trains, changing at Leicester Square OR a walk across the bridge to Embankment and one Tube from there OR one Tube train to Euston and walk from there OR 59/68/168 bus and a short walk OR a taxi Or a 50 minute walk).

However, if I'd seen a poster on Waterloo Station and then suddenly decided to go to Edinburgh, I might have shortened the story a bit by simply saying "So I took the first train to Edinburgh". I wouldn't actually be lying; I'd just be omitting a bit of detail ;-)
I was trying to edit that but clicked on answer, you should get the gist...
LNER? Are they back in business? I thought they disappeared in 1948 with the advent of nationalisation.
"People throw some odd questions my way!"

People imagine that you're the only ABer capable of answering questions, for some weird reason. I find it extremely disrespectful, but heigh ho...
Nah, Jim!

They simply direct all the weird questions to the weird guy. It's perfectly logical really ;-)
//You take the train from Waterloo and change at Kings Cross.//

You'd have to change on the tube as well - either at Bank (for the Northern Line, City branch)), Leicester Square (for the Piccadilly Line) or Warren Street (for the Victoria Line). If you were really masochistic you could change at Embankment and take the Circle Line.

That aside, the articles valued on the Antiques Roadshow are not sold. They are simply valued for interest only.
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Is there a BA for Pedant of the Day? However, you are right, NJ, they are valuations.....
Why would they advertise the Antiques Roadshow Edinburgh gig at Waterloo London?
I thought her story was a bit far-fetched. Why would you suddenly go to an auction 100s of miles away (presumably) not knowing if there was anything for sale of interest to you. I doubt she saw the sale catalogue on a poster at Waterloo!
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please read my opening remarks with some due attention, Sunk.
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Agree, Dave....a flight (or train journey) of fantasy....
She struck me as very fake and attention seeking. I took an instant dislike to her, I prefer the attention to be on the antiques and not the owner.

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