Bamfords bid hello to Rowsley with Peak Village grand opening

The director of Bamfords and popular TV Auctioneer and valuer, James Lewis

Following news of the move of Bamfords of Derbyshire from Matlock to Peak Village, the Rowsley based Shopping Centre is delighted to announce that the official launch of the celebrated auction house in its new home will take place with special guests on Wednesday 5 December.

The ribbon will be officially cut by Paul Martin, presenter of the hit BBC TV series ‘Flog It’ and the launch will be followed by a unique auction that will see items selected at a ‘Flog It’ event on 17 November at nearby Haddon Hall go under the hammer. This Flog It programme featuring Haddon Hall and Bamfords at Peak Village will be televised in 2013. This special auction will be the last Bamfords auction before Christmas. Auctions will then resume at Peak Village on 9 January and every two weeks thereafter under the guidance of Bamfords director James Lewis.

The arrival of Derbyshire’s leading auctioneers and valuers is more welcome news and an early Christmas present for Peak Village and its legion of loyal shoppers in what has been acknowledged as a difficult twelve months in the retail sector throughout the region.

“The Bamfords opening at Peak Village has been eagerly awaited and it’s wonderful that the auction will be televised – everyone at the centre is really excited about having the BBC Flog It team on site during Tuesday and Wednesday said Richard Taylor of Peak Village. “We welcome James and his team to Peak Village and look forward to the arrival of such a prestigious attraction which will bring many benefits to our customers and retailers alike.”

While best known for appearances on ‘Flog it!’ and ‘Cash in the Attic’; James Lewis has a long association with Peak Village, having conducted hundreds of valuations at several of the centres events over recent years. Now located on site, at Peak Village full time, James’ offices will be open from Monday-Friday from 9-5.30 for private valuations and enquiries.

“Now is the right time for Bamfords to make this move and we are looking forward to the benefits of relocating to Peak Village,” said James Lewis when commenting on the move. “Peak Village is conveniently located for our customers and also offers great parking and leisure facilities. Moving to a venue that attracts over 700,000 visitors a year is a natural decision”

Bamfords will be holding regular sales of fine art, antiques and general sale items in the New Year and household names like Bamfords and James Lewis moving in is expected to give visitor numbers a welcome boost in the all important run up to this year’s festive shopping season and the vital January sales season in 2013.

As well as the arrival of Bamfords, Peak Village is home to over 20 retailers, where national names like Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Cotton Trader and Field and Trek sit alongside unique independents such as Whitepeaks Fine Art, Footstools Plus and Alpine Country Home.


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