Antiques expert David Harper took a lesson in history himself when he learned about Whitby’s greatest shipping disaster, The Rohilla.
He took time out from buying antiques to meet Whitby Lifeboat Museum curator Pete Thompson and learn about the Rohilla disaster on camera.
The visit will feature in the programme Antiques Road Trip to be aired on BBC1 in the autumn in the 4.30pm slot in what will be the 11th series of the successful entertainment show.
David is competing in the programme against Anita Manning, who was also in town seeking out bargains at The Bazaar on Skinner Street.
David later went on to Eskdale Antiques in Sleights.
RNLI Museum Whitby is the lifeboat charity’s biggest and best museum and also the most visited, raising substantial revenue, says curator Pete Thompson.
Pete also said that the museum is actively seeking new volunteers to man the museum and shop to ensure it can open regularly over the summer season and continue to raise vital funds.
Anybody wishing to volunteer should contact Pete and his colleagues in the museum shop. Pete has been museum curator since 1985, when he took over from his father.