The Dr Who Annual 1978


It was a close run between this and a wall clock I bought from the lovely Donald and Miss June Vintage, but this Doctor Who 1978 annual is my favourite find from January’s Vintage Village. A few months older than I am, it was published in 1977 by World Distributors (Manchester) Limited (based on Lever Street in Manchester, near where I […]

Double arrow

British Rail logo (sideways)

I had a Facebook argument with a friend the other day, about how great the British Rail ‘double arrow’ logo is (yeah, that’s how we roll). He said things like “showing it’s age” and  “the vibe around British Rail as a concept is stuck in the 70′s”. I don’t think he meant that in a good way. For me, however, […]

New Year Vintage Village

A black 706 phone on my stall at Stockport Vintage Village

It was a bit cold, and the whole of Greater Manchester was a little quieter than normal due to some football match or other, but it was still a fantastic January Vintage Village at Stockport Market. We had a great day for sales – so good first thing, in fact, that I hadn’t fully unpacked the stall before I’d sold both a […]

Fixing up a phone #1

Vintage GPO 706 phone ready for renovation

This is the first in a series of posts looking at the whole process I go through when fixing up a vintage phone. I got into phones a couple of years ago, and there have been a number of really useful sites over the web helping me learn – but nowhere have I found a general overview of the whole process […]

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My retro holiday cabin in Wales

I part-own Caban Casita, a holiday cabin near Cardigan in west Wales.

The cabin is full of really cool retro and vintage things, like a 1970s Roberts radio, kitchen ware, some great books and furniture including an original Eero Aarnio egg chair.

Go to the Caban Casita website, or book a holiday via Under The Thatch