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Filming has taken place yet again in the village of Tattenhall!

Some of you may have spotted something strange happening on Tattenhall Road last summer. Film crews, celebrities and an awful lot of people coming and going at number 92. Truth is, someone in our village was being filmed for a TV makeover programme and what an amazing week they had.

Those of you who watched Selling Homes with Amanda Lamb on More 4 this week may have recognised a few local faces. Joyce and Jack Raine and Ray and Pam Hunt took part in the programme where in seven days, and with a budget of £1,500, two rooms are transformed in a bid to make the property easier to sell. For those of you who do not know the show, Amanda Lamb lets home sellers check out their rival vendors' properties for inspiration and hopefully a sale!

"It was a totally crazy week and everyone in the family worked so hard" said Pam Hunt. "We had to rip up carpets, redecorate, source and collect new furniture and deal with the film crew almost 24/7, we were shattered especially Mum and Dad who never stopped. They were totally amazing"

The programme asked the family to change the lounge and bedroom after advice and feedback from other people taking part in the show. Amanda Lamb came along and with her knowledge of interior decorating shared some ideas and advice and then the rest was up to the family.

'Where we could we used local suppliers, we got flooring from Clay and Rock and our headboard and bedroom side tables from Beeston Reclamation' said Ray Hunt.

"Joyce and Jack were busy painting and papering at home while Pam and I were out and about pulling everything together. We made the headboard from an old door, one of the great ideas we picked up from Amanda and while we were at the reclamation yard found the bottoms of two old bar stools. Tom at Clay and Rock sourced us a couple of large tiles and they made perfect side tables for the bedroom, Pam was in her element, there was no stopping her".

The end results were an amazing transformation which worked a treat because the house is now sold! We include some images of the makeover (apologies regarding the poor quality but they were taken off the TV). All the crew were delighted to be working in our village and of course The Pheasant got a bit of business as well when they filmed Amanda and her buyers.

Tattenhall Online was obviously embargoed in printing this before transmission but if you would like to watch this week's episode then you can still view this Channel 4 edition online from 23 May.

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