Would It Surprise You To Know….? – Ronnie Archer-morgan

Saturday 23th September

As an expert on favourite BBC programme, “Antiques Roadshow”, Ronnie Archer- Morgan brings to life the fascinating, often surprising backstories behind our most cherished heirlooms and household objects. Now, in his book “Would It Surprise You to Know…? he tells his own unlikely story.


Born in the 1950s to a Sierra Leonean mother, Ronnie spent his childhood in and out of care. After difficult beginnings, marked by abuse, racism and brushes with both criminals and the police, he got into music management and later, worked as a celebrity hairdresser in the height of 1970s London. A flair for spotting antiques led him to start his own Knightsbridge gallery, and the rest is history!

We’re thrilled to welcome Ronnie to Sandon to discuss his extraordinary journey from deprivation and abuse to adventure and success against the odds.

Sandon Literature Festival is proud to support Staffordshire Women’s Aid who have been providing services against Domestic and Sexual Violence since 1976. All profits from the event will be donated to this registered charity.