Drew Pritchard Wiki, Drew Pritchard Bio
Drew Pritchard Wiki: Drew Pritchard born Andrew Thomas Pritchard, is an architectural antiques dealer, antique restoration and host of Quest TV’s antique show, Salvage Hunters.
Drew Pritchard Age
He was born in June 1970 in Conwy, Clwyd, Wales.
Drew Pritchard Family
He was raised in a working-class Welsh family. His father was a car and motorcycle enthusiast and Drew developed his love of restoration, as there was often a motorcycle repair kit on their kitchen table.
Drew Pritchard Wife | Drew Pritchard Marriage
He was married to his co-star on Salvage Hunters, Rebecca Pritchard. The marriage ended in divorce in 2017.
Drew Pritchard Children
He is a father to several children.
Drew Pritchard Divorce
Drew and ex-wife Rebecca Pritchard divorced in 2017.
Drew Pritchard Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
Drew Pritchard House for Sale
Drew moved into a Methodist chapel house in which the Conwy countryside in north Wales on twinty third June 1995. He was then just 25 years old and it was the first property he’d ever owned. After 20 years living in his restored chapel, Drew Pritchard put complete his family home on the market.
The five-bedroom, three bathroom property includes a number of unique features – such as an ornate toilet previously owned by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
And for the princely sum of £795,000, prospective buyers will be snapping-up a piece of local history in the deal.
Drew bought the chapel when it was derelict and had no electricity, drains and needed a new roof. The chapel dates to 1812 – the Regency period which happens to be Drew’s favourite era for architecture.
The property boasts three stables, 13 acres of land and a holiday cottage. It also includes a large pond, currently home to Moorhens and some Canadian Geese, which Drew built himself.
Drew Pritchard Shop
9/11 High Street
Tel: 07483 300783
Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 11 am – 4 pm
23rd, 24th December: 11 am – 4 pm
25th, 26th December: CLOSED
27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December: 11 am – 4 pm
31st December, 1st January: CLOSED
Drew Pritchard Interview with Kate Beavis
Below is Drew Pritchard’s Interview with Kate Beavis
How did you get into salvaging; were you a collector first or an antique dealer first?
I was definitely a salvager first. From the age of around eight, I was scouring local tips – which there are a lot of in rural Wales – for anything that people had thrown away but especially push bikes and car badges. A particular highlight was going to the scrap yard to find pieces for my father’s vintage cars and finding items that people had thrown away that I would keep in little tin boxes in my bedroom, boxes my parents are still discovering today.
We also spent hours with my father in his mini-van touring farmyards in the North Wales valleys looking for vintage motorbike parts and entire summers were spent beach-combing in the estuary next to our house for oars and boat paraphernalia which Tee and I would drag back to my house. We’d sell them on the side of the road by our house – this is the first time I made money out of things people threw away but I saw as treasure. It all started from there really.
Why do you focus on the things you do? Was this a particular style you loved or did you grow into it for its commercial value?
I just decided to concentrate on selling pieces I loved, that reflected my own taste, whether commercial or not. I absolutely love 19th-century industrial design furniture and early Georgian painted furniture and most things from the aesthetic movement.
How did you find your team and how long have you all be together? And your wife: was she interested in antiques/ collectibles before she met you?
I’ve been very lucky in recruiting the team I have today with our newest employee has worked for me for a year and the longest serving for thirteen. I met Rebecca when she came to my shop; she was involved in the fashion industry as a buyer so has always had a good idea of the aesthetic.
What can we expect from the new series?
Fun! and lots of it. This was the most fun series to film so far. Particular highlights for me was the shoot in Germany and Northern Ireland – we bought fantastic amounts of great pieces with some mega finds amongst them!
What’s been the highlight of the show? Any sales you wish you had kept?
A highlight for me was standing in the roof of a fairy-tale, Bavarian Castle in Germany buying bronze swan lights from a Count and a Baron. They sold almost immediately!
What is the one thing you have never found but want to?
A piece of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
And finally, did you keep the life-size Elvis figure?
No, we donated it to a hospice so that they could raise much-needed funds.