Scottish Television personality Anita Manning started an auction business along with her daughter in 1989. But who is the father of her daughter?

The Glasgow native is best known as an expert and presenter on the BBC's television series, Antiques Road Trip. She is the managing director and auctioneer of the auction house, The Great Western Auctions Ltd. in Gasglow.

Classy Levels: Anita Manning reveals all at the Antiques Roadshow held in Largs Scotland in 2008 (Published on 10 December 2008)

Anita used to love antiques as her father used to take her to auctions at her hometown at an early age. She commenced into the antique business after buying a bed from an Irish dealer in the 1970s. 

Let's Peek At Anita's Journey To  Auctioning Antiques

Anita was born on 1st December 1947 in Glasglow, Scotland. Her mother lived in Australia for 35 years and sadly passed away in 2014.

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After she visited Glasgow as a buyer, she started a furniture business in England and Ireland for about three years. She used to drive a three-tonne truck for the transportation of the goods. By that time, she had already gained experience in the auction business.

Later, Anita went into the auction business with her daughter Lala and started an auction house, The Great Western Auctions Ltd. in 1989. The company has grown to be one of the famous auction houses in Scotland and has sold up to 5,000 lots of jewelry every year and attracts consignments from every part of the U.K.

Anita serves in various positions of the company as a managing director, auctioneer and jewelry, pictures and general valuer.

She started her auction work in BBC network as a presenter of Bargain Hunt. She also hosted another show in the network, Flog It!. She has been the host of Antiques Road Trip for a long period of time.

Anita Manning's Educational Tour To North Wales

As Bargain Hunt released its episodes of October 2018, they took the show to North Wales. Taking place at the Mona Showground in Anglesey, the episodes followed Anita Mannings and the contestants as they hunted for antiques hoping to find some auction treasures.

With merely £300 in their pockets, Anita went further afield in the region pulling the viewers on an Anglesey history lesson. She visited the Llynnon Mill on the outskirts of the Llanddeusant in the first episode of the month and spoke to assistant miller Ash Owen about agricultural tradition.

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She then spoke to gold prospector Vincent Thurkettle on 12 October who had his 9 years of efforts paid off when he found the largest gold nugget ever recorded. And it was worth £50,000. 

Vincent also revealed how the nugget turned out to be part of a £120 million haul on the Royal Charter which sank off the coast of Anglesey in October 1859.

Anita was curious about how he felt to give up the thing he found and Vincent wasn't feeling anything negative towards it as the gold was the property of the Crown and that he had already had the pleasure of finding it.

What is Anita Manning's Net worth? 

Her remarkable work in the show was setting a new record for earning the most significant profit on a single item in 2016. She purchased a Buddha statue for £50 and sold for £3,800, where she made a gain of 7,500%.

When it comes to earning, Anita yields a remarkable amount of income from multiple professional obligations. She derives the average salary of $53K per year as a television host. Moreover, she has accumulated a striking income from her auction house, which contributes her gigantic amount of net worth.

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Regarding the marital status, Anita has kept the details of her married life and husband inside a dark, but it is known that she is the mother of a daughter and a son.

Daughter Lala Manning Well Known Despite Low Key Married Life

Anita has two children in the family, a daughter named Lala Manning and a son named Luke Manning. Her daughter accompanies her in her businesses, being the co-founder of The Great Western Auctions Ltd.

Hidden Well: Anita with visits Iceland with her daughter Lala in January 2012 (Photo:

Moreover, her son, Luke currently resides in Hongkong, and she often visits the busy city to meet her son. As of now, she is enjoying a joyous life along with her children and is still indulged in auctions and her own side businesses.