Hoover Factory Building London

I have just returned from a trip to the UK and been really fortunate to have had time to visit the spectacular Hoover factory building on Western Avenue Perivale near Greenford…

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Shard London Bridge

Reaching high up into the sky, this phenomenal glass and steel structure boldly stands over it's surrounding lesser counterparts adjacent to London Bridge. Known as the Shard London Bridge, at 310…

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English Channel Ferry Companies Monopoly

I thought the days of monopolies controlling whatever had long gone, but as far as crossing the English Channel goes, it still exists. For years, P&O and Sea France were the main shipping carriers on the popular Dover Calais run. Then Norfolkline part of the Maersk group started a service from Dover to Dunkirk. Initially…

Buying from Antique Shops

  Antique shops as are so commonly found in villages, towns and cities, could be said to form part of our heritage, almost quintessentially British. With significantly more protection offered to the purchaser than when buying from a car boot sale or similar “here today gone tomorrow” event, the archetypal antique and bric a brac…

Buying at a Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sales are events normally held outdoors where people bring literally all sorts of things which they then sell from the boot or trunk of their vehicle. These sales have to be if not the best, certainly amongst the top sources for unearthing undiscovered antiques and collectables. If you have never attended a car…

Moet & Chandon Champagne Ice Cooler Bucket

I have a Moet & Chandon Champagne ice bucket cooler made by the famed Argit of Paris, France. The large Moet & Chandon inscription is of an art deco design. A good collectable piece, made of aluminium. The rim is folded over, presumably to reinforce it from damage. The two handles are of an art…

Online Auctions

Offering fabulous opportunities to the collector, online auctions open avenues previously unknown in the antique trade. The ability to search online, compare prices, ask questions, make offers and to place bids, all from the comfort of your own home or office with your pc, laptop or iPhone, makes this method of buying and of course…