Props used during the filming of popular BBC comedy Detectorists have been donated to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The eclectic mix features dozens of items, ranging from crockery, vases and make-up equipment to torches and even a sword sheath.
The show was primarily recorded in the Framlingham area during its original run from 2014 and 2017. Cast and crew members then returned in August to film last year’s one-off Christmas special, which aired on Boxing Day.
Afterwards, boxes of no-longer-needed props were handed in at the EACH shop in Bridge Street, Framlingham. They have now been sorted and processed by the charity’s Retail team and are set to be listed on EACH’s eBay page.
EACH ecommerce manager Scott Campbell said: “It’s a very kind and much-appreciated gesture.
“It’s been fascinating sifting through the boxes because the props are so diverse. It’s a complete mix. We’re now looking forward to listing the items on our eBay shop and hope they appeal to fans of the show.
“It’s undoubtedly a unique opportunity to get your hands on something used by the cast and crew during production.”
Scott hopes the bounty of goods raises in excess of £1,000 – funds that will help EACH continue its vital work supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia.
Detectorists followed the fortunes of metal-detecting double-act Lane (Toby Jones) and Andy (Mackenzie Crook) as they hunted for ancient gems in the fields of fictional North Essex town Danebury.
Cast members were spotted filming the festive special at the end of last summer. While primarily shot in Framlingham, Saxmundham train station was another key location and renamed Henburystone.