Only Fools and Horses‘props return to the pier: Southend to host exhibition

Only Fools and Horses‘props return to the pier

Only Fools and Horses‘props return to the pier

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THE gold watch which finally made the Trotter family millionaires in the TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses is to go on show on Southend Pier.

The watch is one of many items which will be seen when a film prop, set and costume exhibition returns for a second year on Good Friday.

Other items will include the interior set of the Trotters’ flat, the yellow Reliant Robin van features in the series and costumes worn by Grandad, Uncle Albert, Del Boy, Rodney, Trigger, Marlene and other characters.

The gold watch prop was featured in a 1996 three-part Christmas special, called Time on Our Hands, which saw the Trotters’ fortunes transformed by an antique timepiece.

The exhibition, which runs until May 5, will be opened by Southend mayor Brian Kelly and actor John Challis. Challis, who played Boycie, will be signing autographs, photos and copies of his latest book and posing for photos.

It is open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 5pm and at weekends from 10am until 7pm.

Admission is £2, with family tickets admitting two adults and as many as three children costing £7.

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7:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ray1963 says...

There was never a Reliant Robin van in the show, it was a Reliant regal supervan 3.
There was never a Reliant Robin van in the show, it was a Reliant regal supervan 3. Ray1963
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8:44pm Mon 14 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Ray1963 wrote:
There was never a Reliant Robin van in the show, it was a Reliant regal supervan 3.
Thats correct, also i went last year its well worth a visit, many original props on display, only £2...cushty,but you need to pay pier fees which bumps the cost up unfortunately Bain Marie Bain Marie.
[quote][p][bold]Ray1963[/bold] wrote: There was never a Reliant Robin van in the show, it was a Reliant regal supervan 3.[/p][/quote]Thats correct, also i went last year its well worth a visit, many original props on display, only £2...cushty,but you need to pay pier fees which bumps the cost up unfortunately Bain Marie Bain Marie. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 5

10:17pm Mon 14 Apr 14

SARFENDMAN says...

Makes a change to have an exhibition on at the end of the pier rather than the usual display of stacked chairs.
Makes a change to have an exhibition on at the end of the pier rather than the usual display of stacked chairs. SARFENDMAN
  • Score: 4

1:21pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Stamper2 says...

Cheap at half the price.......
Cheap at half the price....... Stamper2
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3:48pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

I once interviewed John Challis for The Enquirer, years ago. Lovely man, polite, pleasant, kind and much posher than "Boycie". He loves to talk about cricket too.

Love Fools and Horses and love the sets.. I'd like to go down there that day but I suppose it will be stuffed to the gills with thousands of people and frankly, parking in Southend is like clubbing yourself over the head with a spiked stick.

Except the latter is probably less painful...
I once interviewed John Challis for The Enquirer, years ago. Lovely man, polite, pleasant, kind and much posher than "Boycie". He loves to talk about cricket too. Love Fools and Horses and love the sets.. I'd like to go down there that day but I suppose it will be stuffed to the gills with thousands of people and frankly, parking in Southend is like clubbing yourself over the head with a spiked stick. Except the latter is probably less painful... Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ThorpeAgent says...

It was FAR busier today than it was last year, especially first thing. The line to meet John Challis was outside the door and such a delightful man to meet as well.
It was FAR busier today than it was last year, especially first thing. The line to meet John Challis was outside the door and such a delightful man to meet as well. ThorpeAgent
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