Andy finally takes the chair

26/8/09- Andy McConnell of Glass, Etc. Rye.  AH35018'Photo by Steve Hunnisett
26/8/09- Andy McConnell of Glass, Etc. Rye. AH35018'Photo by Steve Hunnisett

An edition of Celebrity Mastermind which features Rye glass expert Andy McConnell is to be screened on Sunday January 18 at 5.35pm on BBC1.

The programme was to be broadcast before Christmas but was postponed due to the death of musician Joe Cocker, who is the topic of Andy’s specialist subject.

Andy, who runs Glass ETC at Ropewalk in Rye, is one of the experts on the BBC’s Antique’s Roadshow and was a good friend of Joe Cocker.

He is taking to the famous black chair to raise money for the Rye ARRCC charity, which provides respite care and activities for disabled adults in the Rye area.

Andy is a great supporter of the charity and recently opened a new furniture warehouse project at ARRCC.