Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Hungerford Arcade “Going to Auction”

Hungerford Arcade “Going to Auction”: Hungerford Arcade customers and readers really enjoy a good news story.  Well here is one that will hopefully turn out to be very profitable.   David Borrett who manages the Cirencester Antiques Market, told us about a mystery buyer who saw quite an ordinary looking teapot that was for sale for £25 at the fair.  After …

Monday, 19 February 2018

Hungerford Arcade Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!

Hungerford Arcade Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!: Hungerford Arcade has many visitors from China.  The co-owners, managers and stallholders wish everyone where ever they may be Xīn Nián Kuài Lè !   Free Vectors via Vecteezy.com Related

Friday, 16 February 2018

Hungerford Arcade “The Zanzibar Book Club”

Hungerford Arcade “The Zanzibar Book Club”: In the January of 1902 a man whose name was R Whyte (I do not have any more details about his name and please, no more lemonade jokes) purchased a copy of Rudyard Kipling’s From Sea to Sea  from a bookseller on the island  of Zanzibar.  How do I know about this obscure purchase you may ask?     …

Friday, 9 February 2018

Hungerford Arcade “From China With Love”

Hungerford Arcade “From China With Love”: Hungerford Arcade is very fortunate in having many people come from around the world on a regular basis to shop at the Arcade.  A wonderful happy family came in, with a beautiful baby.  Candy and Bai came over from China to see their daughter, son-in-law and baby Aidan and had a wonderful time shopping at the …

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Hungerford Arcade “Clocking-on at the Arcade”

Hungerford Arcade “Clocking-on at the Arcade”: Hungerford Arcade has many interesting items for sale, but Frances Jones, the owner of this particular item is reluctant to sell it and will probably take it back home with her.   The item in question is a Fusee movement clocking-in-clock c. 1890 which came from a railway station (unfortunately, we do not know which …

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Hungerford Arcade “William Morris & John Singer Foundry”

Hungerford Arcade “William Morris & John Singer Foundry”: Hungerford Arcade had a fascinating young lady visit us today with a wonderful story to tell.  Isla Mackenzie is a sculptress at the world renowned Morris Singer Foundry in Lasham, Hampshire (near Alton).  During her visit she fell in love with a cute little bronze cat whose ears were cut off too short when it was …

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Hungerford Arcade “There’s More than Oil in Dallas, Texas”

Hungerford Arcade “There’s More than Oil in Dallas, Texas”: Hungerford Arcade have many visitors from all parts of the world, but on this day we had a very glamorous couple from Dallas, Texas, Ken and Monica Mask.   When we hear of Dallas, Texas, the first thing that comes to mind is J.R. Ewing of Ewing Oil and the Oil Barons.  Well, there is …