Caller was popping over to neighbours house to check

Owner of GB Antiques Allan Blackburn with some of the Pendlefin figures.

Owner of GB Antiques Allan Blackburn with some of the Pendlefin figures.

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It’s time to share some more of my favourite moments from my Radio Lancashire show with you.

The strangest valuation I ever did on air was in the days before mobile phones.

It was ok the first few times, I bantered with the presenter and we made small talk, but it was getting awkward.

A lady called in about a long case clock.

It soon became obvious the lady hadn’t written any notes or prepared for the call in any way.

In order for me to fully assess the age and value of the clock there were certain questions I needed to ask and after each question she would say “I’m just going to have a look”.

But she took ages.

It was ok the first few times, I bantered with the presenter and we made small talk, but it was getting awkward.

I eventually said to her “You’ve been gone ages, you must have a huge house, which room is the clock in?”

She said “It’s not my clock, it belongs to my next door neighbour.

She doesn’t have a phone and was too scared to call the show, so I said I would ring in for her.”

We laughed and laughed.

She’d been popping over to their neighbours to check for details and markings, keeping the listeners waiting.

Obviously, that would never happen now with cordless and mobile phones, I suppose it was a sign of the times.

One of my favourite presenters was Graham Liver and he was always trying to catch me out on the show.

Graham is a popular presenter, he liked a laugh and one day a lady called in with two jugs.

After she’d described them, I said without thinking “that sounds like a lovely pair of jugs, and you must look after them” and Graham got the giggles.

Everything I said made my faux pax worse.

Then I got the giggles and the lady on the end of the phone started laughing.

My son said later that he was listening to the show while he was driving, and nearly crashed the car he was laughing so much.

It just really tickled us.

Graham kept the joke alive by making a jingle of it and playing it regularly on his show.

It went on to be the most played clip on Radio Lancashire.