A boxing glove presented to gangster Reggie Kray by undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano will be sold at a sale of sporting antiques in the Cotswolds next week.
Swindon motor dealer Pebley Beach has been named Aftersales Dealer of the Year by Hyundai UK.
Staff at Swindon motor dealer Pebley Beach are gearing up for a busy weekend (January 23 and 24) which will see the launch of not one, but two new cars.
The Paddington Drive dealership is the town’s franchise dealer for Hyundai and Suzuki. And Saturday and Sunday will see launch events held for the new generation Hyundai i20, and a brand new Suzuki: the Celerio. Continue reading
What do you think of when someone mentions Delftware to you? Blue and white tin-glazed pottery from the Netherlands decorated with river scenes and windmills?
There may well have been a river and, indeed, a windmill at Rozenburg in Holland. But that was before chemical giant ICI turned up in 1963 and built a polyurethanes manufacturing plant. Continue reading
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I Like Her Display
A collection of original sketches by the ‘king of the saucy postcard’ made in excess of £1,000 at an antiques auction in Cirencester last week.
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A Hot Little Job
A collection of original sketches by the ‘king of the saucy postcard’ will be going under the hammer at an antiques auction early in the Cotswolds in the new year. Continue reading
Local Uncovered creator Sam Bertram
The keys to a ‘secret club’ of Wiltshire producers and experiences are being handed to residents and tourists alike, in the form of a new discovery website.
Local Uncovered gives visitors information about dozens of independent, small-scale producers, spanning a wide range of goods from food and drink to art, fashions and homewares.
Meanwhile, featured businesses – the site’s ‘members’ – are encouraged to share the hidden secrets of their own communities, from unmapped walks to quirky events: providing an alternative tourist information service for locals and visitors.
Dominic Threlfall of Pebley Beach
Swindon motor dealer Pebley Beach has been named regional Garage of the Year, thanks to its customers.
The competition was run by national reviews website Motor Codes, which allows members of the public to rate their experience at any garage in the UK.
Eliot Dyer and Philip Allwood with Gefangeme Liebe by Zaza Tuschmalischvili
Perhaps it was the way the single eye followed him around the room, but when Eliot Dyer saw the cubist watercolour in a charity shop, he knew he had to own it.
Four pounds later, Gefangeme Liebe – or Prisoner of Love – was his. But it was at another charity shop that Mr Dyer this week learnt the true value of his bargain.
For the picture was painted in 1995 by the Georgian contemporary artist Zaza Tuschmalischvili, whose work can fetch hundreds – even thousands – of pounds at auction.