New home James! Auction house has lots to be happy about in Peak Village move

Celebrated auction house Bamfords is sold on new home at Peak Village

James Rostrum

Peak Village shopping centre has lots to be happy about as Bamfords of Derbyshire has been announced as the latest business moving up to the shopping centre Village in Rowsley. Derbyshire’s leading auctioneers and valuers are moving their Matlock auction house to Peak Village in September this year.

The relocation is more welcome news for the centre following the decision of several long standing retailers to engage in significant makeovers, as Peak Village works hard to maintain a strong position in what has been a very difficult year for the retail sector.

The director of Bamfords is the popular TV Auctioneer and valuer James Lewis. While perhaps best known for his appearances on the hit BBC TV shows ‘Flog it!’ and ‘Cash in the Attic’; Mr Lewis has a long association with Peak Village, having conducted hundreds of valuations at several of the outlet’s events and open days over recent years.

The deal has already gone ‘under the hammer’ and following a fit out of the units which are located in the Courtyard of the centre, Bamfords will be getting ready for auctions scheduled for October. The centre management are delighted with the coup of landing such a prestigious attraction which will bring many benefits to its customers as well as the retailers.”

“Everyone is excited about Bamford’s decision to relocate to Peak Village,” said Richard Taylor of Peak Village. “We know James through the many valuations he has conducted for our customers and we are pleased we have been able to offer James suitable premises for his auction house. The news is extremely positive in what has been a very challenging time for retail.”

Mr Lewis spends much of his time travelling around Ireland, the Lake District, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, pursuing his life-long loves of antiques’ valuations, fairs and auctions; and he is equally pleased the auction house is making the move to Peak Village.

“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 at the new auction house and household names like Bamfords and James Lewis moving in is expected to boost visitor numbers in the all important run up to this year’s festive shopping season.

As well as the arrival of Bamfords, Peak Village continues to offer brand names at discount prices. Peak Village is home to nearly 20 retailers including national names like Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Cotton Traders, Leading Labels, Ponden Mill, Pavers Shoes and Mountain Warehouse. Other new arrivals this year include Field and Trek and Clarke and Partners, while Masserella’s has undergone a complete makeover.

For more information visit the Peak Village website:


Photograph and caption:

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

Press enquiries:

Katayune Jacquin
Tel 07590634717

Ref: PVO0106– Auction at PV



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