A Century of Toys with Hilary Kay

A fascinating insight into social history

Sunday 6 April 2014, 6pm - 7pm


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Hilary Kay, from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, explores the development of toys from the first clockwork carriages to battery-powered robots. A fascinating insight into English social history, and changing childhoods.

About the speaker

Hilary Kay filming on Antiques Road Show

Hilary Kay filming on Antiques Roadshow

Hilary Kay’s obsession with antiques began when she was a child. She joined Sotheby’s in 1977 and, the following year, became Sotheby’s youngest-ever auctioneer at age 21. She went on to hold the position of Senior Director, running departments as diverse as motor cars and musical instruments. Hilary is one of the most familiar faces on BBC TV’s long-running Antiques Roadshow  – she joined the programme in 1978. She is now an independent consultant, broadcaster, lecturer, and writer on the subjects of antiques and collectables. Presented in association with Wellington Decorative and Fine Arts Society. For tickets, send us an email using the ‘Book now’ button, or phone the office on (04) 381-7051.