A 95-YEAR-OLD appeared on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and spoke about his memories of being evacuated from home during the Second World War.

Raymond Palmer, of Cedars Care Home, Southend, appeared on the hit show on Sunday night.

He told show host Fiona Bruce how he was evacuated to Ipswich and later South Wales in 1939 when he was just 15 years old.

He said he had not been on television before and that it was really good to meet Fiona Bruce as she was very nice indeed.

He said the presenter asked him all about his experience of being evacuated and the war.

Mr Palmer said he and the show’s host chatted for about an hour, but not all of the interview was broadcast.

He said: “I was so pleased when my daughter told me about it and it was a good opportunity for me.

“I was at school when I was evacuated in the war and was living in Ilford at the time.

“We took all our stuff and we were evacuated to Ipswich but it was around the time of Dunkirk and Ipswich was not a good place to be so we were relocated again to South Wales.

“I was a pupil at Ilford County High School for Boys when I was evacuated and I still have the bag that I took with me, I ll never throw anything away.

“I took the bag with me and it was on the show.

“I was evacuated in September 1939 and I was 15 at the time, I was with a school friend and we used to go for bike rides.

“They were happy times and we enjoyed ourselves and we were of an age that it didn’t worry us.”

During the show he joked about how he attended school classes in a chapel after being evacuated.

He left school in 1940 and was called up to the armed forces with the Royal Corps of Signals in November 1942 and was later posted to Burma in November 1944.

The special edition of the TV show marked 80 years since the start of the war.

It was filmed at Dover Castle because it is where the evacuation of Dunkirk was organised in the spring of 1940.

Mr Palmer said it was great to appear on the show – and that he’s an avid fan.

He added: “Earlier in the year the programme asked for people who were evacuated to get in touch and my daughter, Carol Chaplin, contacted the show about me going on to talk about my experiences.

“I am a fan of Antiques Roadshow and tune in to watch it every week.

“This show was recorded at Dover Castle.

“Being on the show was great and I got to meet Fiona Bruce and the interview took place outside the castle, but she also interviewed other people in the castle too.

“There was also a picture of me being interviewed by Fiona Bruce in the TV Times publication too!

“The filming for the show all went very well and we were given a lunch, which was very nice.”