The 1960's iconic Bush radio was such a huge success at the time, that the design made a recent come back with a modern equivalent on the inside, but almost exactly the same on the outside. We just love how trends and fashion come in and go out, almost like the ebb and flow of … Continue reading Bush Radio
My walk to work takes me through the Dairymoor, into Wickham Square. We never know who will walk in the door, although we now have a lot of 'regulars'. They visit us during the warmer months, sometimes daily. The cold tends to keep them away. However, yesterday they appeared, wrapped up warm in camel coats … Continue reading Working in the Market!
A herb cutter (Mezzaluna - which means half moon in Italian) often consists of a single or double curved blade with handles at each end often used for cutting herbs. We stock many of the weird and wonderful!
Probably not the drink of this period, although it still has its dedicated followers... Babycham was the post-war drink for the young fashionable lady. Until Babycham came along, there was few light or glamorous drinks, and none to speak of that was fashionable. Babycham was first served as Pear Perry (Pear Juice)around about the 1940's … Continue reading Babycham madam?
In the 70's it was common to have a sideboard containing a variety of alcoholic drinks. My parents would offer visitors a drink ot two but it was strictly taboo to myself as a sixteen year old. After being caught several times participating in a glass of marini with my friends, my parents started marking lines … Continue reading Tantalising!
Not just any saw... this is a Great American Toothed Crosscut saw with the typical 'M' pattern teeth, ideal for hand cutting through tree trunks. The crosscut teeth allow for the cut and clearing of the sawdust on every stroke. This impressive saw stands over 3ft high and is in great condition. Vintage saws are … Continue reading Vintage Crosscut Saw
As we stock a wide range of the weird and wonderful, this little gem stood out to me bringing back memories of the adverts on TV, where the kid with glasses was the sheriff, and fueled by a Milkybar, no one would stand in his way! Milkybar is one of the UK and Ireland's most … Continue reading Are you the milky bar kid?
I was surprised to read in the Automobile Associations website that the AA was formed initially to help motorists breaking the speed limit from getting caught! Although their official duties were 'Indicating dangers on the road and helping motorists who had broken down.' In 1905, Charles Jarrott, a successful racing driver, amongst other like minded … Continue reading Speed traps and the Automobile Association!
It used to drive me mad when I was 'young' and my mum would go on about the ' good old days'. Now I'm doing the same! Has this always been the case through history? Did stone age parents tell their children about the good old days? As a young child I played for hours … Continue reading ‘The good old days!’
A stall holder brought in a Mortar Board cap and cape to sell. she said she loved the box it came in! When I looked up the firm I discovered they are probably the oldest tailors in the world! Studalls started the bussiness, creating high quality robes for the coronation of their majesties William and … Continue reading Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd, the oldest tailors in the world!