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?
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!
William of Wykeham was a small boy when his family moved to Wickham village. John deScures, Lord of Wickham manor realised that William was a bright boy so he helped fund his education at Winchester school. William became Bishop of Winchester, founded New College Oxford and was twice lord Chancellor of England. He died in … Continue reading ‘Manners makyth man’ William of Wykeham 1320-1404
Two ornate jewellery caskets dating back to 1909 have appeared in the market. Made in France to display beautiful jewellery for the exhibition. They have survived 107 years and hopefully will for a lot longer!
Warwick Market sells everything from Retro 'style', Retro, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Vintage and Antique items. It can be confusing as to what an items is classified! Nick, one of our stall holders summed it up for me. Antique is over 100 years old, Art Nouveau is usually pre 1920's, Art Deco 1920's-1945, Vintage is … Continue reading Retro, Vintage or Antique?