Monday, April 28, 2008

Future annual event at Architectural Treasures and Old Rad Co?


Above: Some of the new yard near Tenterden


St Michael's, Kent UK - SATURDAY 26th April was the opening day of Fiona and Andy Triplow's new six acre site on the A28, to where Architectural Treasures and The Old Radiator Company have now relocated, after countless truckloads of stock and equipment had been moved from sundry smaller depots and workshops dotted around east Kent.

Although the trade turn out was small, those that made it along with many members of the Kent salvage-buying public, received a hospitable welcome which featured guided tours, a local acoustic jazz band and hog roast in pleasantly sunny weather. In the evening the open day became a more private party with live rock n roll music, and cameo appearances by members of the trade including Steve Tomlin and Debbie Kedge who we believe travelled furthest.

This is the second grand opening held by Fiona and Andy - their first was at Smarden a couple of years ago - and later that night, over apple pie and ice cream (a traditional Irish snack) the possibility of an annual event was discussed, which would be a local shindig for their businesses with an opportunity for a Kent and region trade get together in the evening. If they decide to set a date, Salvo will include it on the wallplanner for next year.

Andy Triplow is the uncrowned king of reclaimed radiator stockists, with approximately 3,500 normally in stock, which he restores in-house and sells both privately and to the trade, mainly in the UK.

Architectural Treasures
The Old Radiator Company

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