Lancaster's GB Antiques Allan Founder & Owner, Allan Blackburn, 75, passed away

Lancaster’s GB Antiques Allan Founder & Owner, Allan Blackburn, 75, passed away

Allan Blackburn was the founder and owner of Lancaster’s GB Antiques and starred on TV programs such as the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip and Quest’s Salvage Hunters.

The founder and owner of Lancaster’s GB Antiques Allan Blackburn dies at 75

The “much loved” writer, broadcaster, and antique expert Allan Blackburn died at the age of 75 be often appeared on air with BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore, who stated his “encyclopedic knowledge” was popular with listeners.

a statement on behalf of his mother and sisters, his son Jimmy stated he had “just formally retired a few of weeks ago, so we are extremely sad to announce his loss so soon after that”. “Dad’s warm and encouraging presence remains very much with us, and being able to continue his vision and relationship with people through the facility makes me very pleased,” he continued.

Gillmore, who first welcomed Blackburn on broadcast in 2005, said his friend “never once got phased by a caller” and had always been a wonderful joy to work with. His family said he had died following a short illness. “He had a terrific sense of humor and an encyclopedic understanding of antiquities. “My claim to fame was opening his toilet block at GB Antiques.”

Allan Blackburn Age, Family, Early Life

Allan Blackburn was 75 years old at the time of his death. He holds British nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.

allan blackburn family

On Allan Blackburn’s parents, there is currently no information known.

Allan Blackburn Wife, What about his Children?

The founder and owner of Lancaster’s GB Antiques Allan Blackburn leave behind his wife Gloria, son Jimmy, and daughters Dawn and Mel.

allan blackburn wife
source: BBC

Allan Blackburn Career, What was his profession?

The Clitheroe-born specialist, who adopted his middle name of Baird from his famous great uncle, the television pioneer John Logie Baird, launched GB Antiques on the vacant Hornsea Pottery site on Wyresdale Road in 1990. After an escaped bull went on the rampage inside the institution in 2003, he commissioned a life-size fiberglass replica of the beast and placed it over the entrance.

The center, which was named after his wife Gloria, attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year. As well as taking on TV and radio work, he also published pieces in the Lancaster Guardian, Lancashire Post, Blackpool Evening Gazette, and Morecambe Visitor.

How much is Allan Blackburn Net Worth?

Allan Blackburn’s net worth has not yet been investigated in detail.

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Which school and college did he go to?

The name of the school Allan Blackburn attended and the topic he studied, however, is unknown.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Allan Blackburn is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Allan Blackburn’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorGrey
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Allan Blackburn’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried