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Shockerwick House visited by Fiona Bruce and the Fake or Fortune team

05 September 2019

When on the lookout for priceless paintings and antiques, you would never think to look in a care home. However, Shockerwick House Care Home recently found itself being visited by the Fake or Fortune film crew including the show’s host, Fiona Bruce.

Staff and residents at Bupa’s Shockerwick House Care Home, located just outside Bath, welcomed the Fake or Fortune team into their home as they filmed for a recent episode of the hit BBC One show.

Shockerwick House has been part of the Bath countryside since the 1750’s and is suspected of having a long-standing relationship with famous painter, Thomas Gainsborough. Gainsborough frequently visited the house during his lifetime and it is believed he painted some of his works there.

The series casts a spotlight on a painting by one particular artist and analyses the piece by consulting with specialists and experts and using forensic science to determine the legitimacy of the artwork. Finally, their evidence is presented to the established authorities for approval.

Karen Hunt, Home Manager at Shockerwick House, said:

“It was really exciting having the TV crew come and visit the house. They were all so lovely to the residents and Fiona was a delight…”

Shockerwick House is a 17th century house set in twelve acres of grounds and welcomes anyone in need of nursing or residential care. Residents are offered a full programme of regular and seasonal activities, as well as 24-hour access to highly trained medical and care staff.

Visit the Shockerwick House Care Home page to learn more


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