Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blenheim palace sale

Lyon & Turnbull auction at Blenheim Palace, 08 Apr 2009 10:30
Viewing Information: Sunday 5th April 2pm - 5pm, Monday 6th April 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 7th April 10am - 5pm, Morning of the sale from 9am

Above: Lot 160 An 18th century carved wood and polychrome figure of the Virgin Immaculata, probably Austrian. The Virgin stands on an orb and holds aloft the Holy Child, her billowing gown adorned with seraphim 145cm high. Estimate £10,000-15,000

Above: Lot 161 A pair of 17th century South German carved wood and polychrome seraphim, the faces framed by elaborate curls and surmounted by a gilt scroll and flanked by gilt wings (2) 55cm wide, 44cm high. Estimate £5,000-7,000

Above: Lot 164 A pair of 17th century carved wood and polychrome pilasters, probably Austrian each with a column of six apostle figures within elaborate strapwork niches (2) 216cm high. Estimate £5,000-7,000

Above: Lot 166 A late 19th century gilt metal hall lantern, circa 1875, probably French of tapered hexagonal form surmounted by openwork rocaille crests and hung from three chains below a glass disc, 65cm high. Estimate £400-600

Above: Lot 170 A large painted terracotta gnome, German, circa 1900, the character entitled 'Portier' on his red hat standing holding a stick 98cm high. Estimate £1,500-2,000

Above: Lot 306 EDVARD ERIKSEN (DANISH 1876-1959) THE LITTLE MERMAID, Bronze and stone, signed and dated 1948 bronze 74cm high, overall 97cm high. Estimate £15,000-20,000

Above: Lot 513 A late 19th century black painted glazed and gilt mounted sedan chair, circa 1890 interior with striped blue and white fabric, with adjustable glazed side panels, hinged door and domed roof, no bearers, together with a box of later conforming mounts, 30cm wide, 160cm high. Estimate £2,000-3,000

Lyon & Turnbull

The Inn Sign Society

"After 2,000 years of history, pub signs are dying and I think it is a shame," says David Cole, secretary of the Inn Sign Society. "When you walk down the road nowadays, you don't know whether it is a pub, a bank, a café or what it is. They all have the same lettering. It is sad that we are allowing a great tradition to slip away without anyone noticing."

The Inn Sign Society is planning to create an online archive of historic pub signs with the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The society believe there is an urgent need to establish an online archive of the old signs before they disappear. The country's 55,000 pubs are being reduced at the rate of 5 a day.

The pub sign started life with the Romans who used vine leaves to signify a tavern. By the 12th century, the naming of inns and pubs had became common practice and a picture was used to illustrate the name as the majority of the population could not read or write.

Two hundred years later, King Richard II passed an Act making it compulsory for pubs and inns to have a sign (his crest was a White Hart) in order to identify them to the Official Ale Taster and, ever since, those signs have reflected British life. Before the Reformation, pubs, many of which were attached to monasteries, frequently had religious names such as The Lamb And Flag (the flag was the cross and the lamb holding the cross was a symbol of the church) and The Cross Keys (the sign of St Peter, the gatekeeper to heaven). Later when Henry VIII split with the Catholic church, pubs changed to royal themes such as The Crown.

The most common pub name is still the Red Lion, named after King James VI of Scotland who, when he became King James I of Eng­land and Ireland in 1603, ordered that the heraldic red lion of Scotland be displayed on all buildings of importance, including pubs. Boar's Head, Baron Of Beef, Shoulder Of Mutton and Haunch Of Venison were all signs advertising particular foods that were served, while references to drink were common too with names like The Barley Mow and The Barley Sheaf (barley being a principal constituent of beer). Other names featured the title and crests of landowners who owned the building. They favoured royalty (Queen Victoria) and great warriors.

The increasing dominance of corporate chains in the licensing trade has contributed to the disappearance of traditional British pub names and a profusion of Slug And Lettuces, Rat And Parrots and Pitcher And Pianos.

The Inn Sign Society

Historic room returns home after travelling to USA

58 Artillery Lane in Spitalfields, London UK

It was John Harris in his book 'Moving Rooms, A Trade in architectural Salvages' who chronicled the export, on an almost industrial scale, of many historic rooms before protection by listing, mainly to destinations in America. Some, it seems, were never unpacked and others never put on display. One such room is 58 Artillery lane in Spiterfield which was bought by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923 for $4,000. It was later decommissioned and has since been acquired by the Spiterfields Trust for repatriation.

Sainsbury and his architects – a practice called 6a, fronted by Tom Emerson and Stephanie MacDonald are bring back this old house to life and its neighbour number 56 Artillery Lane in a way that conjures something of the spirit of Spitalfields' history without sentimentalising it.

Several fires damaged these handsome Huguenot houses over the decades. The two buildings have been gently restored. One room boasts a joyous Rococo interior, with pedimented doorcases, Chinese-patterned cabinet window tracery and garlanded fruit and flowers. Behind the buildings, the architects have dug down a metre and a half to create two large, modern galleries. One occupies an old courtyard, its flat roof crowned with a pair of skylights. The other noses its way under a banal, concrete-framed office block, dating from 1972, which is shoehorned into the back of the site. A picture window looking into the alley brings daylight into this second gallery. Above it all, an upstairs flat is lived in by Rebecca Levy, whose family have rented here since 1925.

Above: Preparing Raven Row By David Grandorge

[photos from Raven Row Gallery achieve]


DNA glue to stop York stone theft

Weatherproof DNA-based glue is to be used to mark valuable stone and similar materials in an attempt by police in Surrey to stop thefts. Reported thefts of York stone paving slabs in the borough of Waverley have been on the increase since last year. The glue has a unique identity code which can be seen under ultra-violet light.

It follows the introduction of a DNA-based grease which has helped to reduce the amount of lead which is stolen.

Insp Simon Dann said, "These items are often of high value but once stolen are very difficult for police to identify conclusively. The use of modern DNA products allows an owner to mark their property making it unique and when officers recover property they can then restore it to the owner along with proof that it was stolen to the satisfaction of the courts. I would urge anyone with high value property which might be targeted to consider buying these products in an effort to secure them."

[Story sent in from David Marlow of IBS Reclaim Ltd, if you have any stories you think might be of interest please send them to Salvo]


Grand Architectural Salvage Sale

Viewing Fri 3rd April, 2pm - 8pm
Sat 4th April, 10am - 4pm
Morning of Sale from 8.30am

Saturday Sale 4 April at Diss Auction Rooms
Sunday Sale 5 April at Hall Farm, Higham, Norfolk

Due to the relocation of Mongers’ Reclaimed Timber business from a local farm to their main premises, they will be holding a 500 plus lot sale of timber, woodworking machinery, architectural antiques and much more, on Sunday 5th April 2009, many items without reserve. The sale will be conducted by TW Gaze of Diss.

Sam Coster proprietor of Mongers explained that “The ever expanding market for good fireplaces, sanitaryware, door furniture and doors etc means that we are always looking for better ways to display the large range of our stock, we are planning to bring a greater proportion of these items into our Market Place premises, which will enable our customers to enjoy viewing everything under one roof.”

Sam Coster said, "The auction includes a lot of woodworking machinery, oak beams and other timber, as well as the architectural antiques of which 95 percent are no reserve lots.' One of the architectural salvage lots is an impressive pine porch from a 1900 Mildenhall Arts & Crafts house, estimated at £800 - £1,200." The sale will also include a large pair of glorious Georgian driveway gates, an Edwardian porch with leaded lights, a fine oak entranceway, a Boulton & Paul dog run, a restored marble chimneypiece dating from the late 18th cent, rescued from a scrap yard and a set of three garden gates removed from a Norfolk walled kitchen garden from 1840, as well as a large selection of typical items to be found in a salvage yard.

Above: A pitch pine vestibule from Banham Church circa 1900 with small leaded lights. Estimate: £600 - £800.

Above: A pine porch, the doorway flanked by columns, leading to stained glass sides. Estimate: £800 - £1200.

Above: Approx 35ft Edwardian oak panelling. Estimate: £400 - £600

Above: A Robinson commercial circular saw bench with spare blades. Estimate: £800 - £1500

Above: Approx 8sqm 6" planed pine floor boards. Estimate: £320 - £380

Above: A set of three pitch pine newel posts. Estimate: £100 - £120

Above: Seven pallets of stone - elements of a portico circa 1910. Estimate £400 - £500

Above: A limestone inlaid Sicilian marble fire surround with fluted columns and frieze and urns to flanks of under mantle - late 18th Century. Estimate: £3000 - £5000

Above: A pair of composition planters. Estimate: £350 - £525

Above: A cast iron first and wreath door knocker. Estimate: £50 - £75

Mongers Sale at Gaze

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Madonna, Princess Diana and Michael Hutchence hotel to be demolished

Stamford Plaza Hotel, Sydney Australia

IT'S been the hotel that has hosted everyone from Madonna to Princess Diana and was the scene of the tragic death of one of the country's biggest music stars, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. But now the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Double Bay, is to close its doors.

The 140-room Sydney institution is to shut up shop on March 28 and be demolished to make way for 14-storey twin tower apartments in a proposal by developer Ashington.

The Daily Telegraph

New permit to promote salvageable 'green' building

Above: Deconstruction workers from The RE Store in Ballard push over a wall to be dismantled on the ground in West Seattle. [picture from Ballard News-Tribune]

The Department of Planning and Development has created a new permitting option for contractors and developers to promote green building, decrease the amount of materials that are sent to landfills and speed up the deconstruction and reconstruction of houses in Seattle.

The voluntary permitting option will give the critical time contractors and developers need to salvage reusable building materials from housing that is being removed. When housing was taken down in the previous code one would have to get a demolition permit at the same time they obtained a building or associated permit for new housing, said Sandra Mallory with the Planning and Development. Now, if housing is to be deconstructed and materials salvaged for reuse, the planning department may issue a demolition permit prior to issuing the associated new construction permit.

"Most contractors or builders choose to demolish over deconstructing a house because demolishing only takes about two days while it can take an average of two and a half weeks to deconstruct a building. Being in the reuse industry we’ve had a hard time getting into some houses to salvage before demolition because the builder, homeowner or contractor does not get their demolition permits before they get access into the building,” Pat Finn of RE Store in Ballard said.

Now, if housing is to be deconstructed and materials salvaged for reuse, the planning department may issue a demolition permit prior to issuing the associated new construction permit.

Ballard News-Tribune

Reuse is in

Book: Thrifty chic: Interior Style on a Shoestring by Alexandra Campbell and Liz Bauwens

As the authors of Thrifty chic: Interior Style on a Shoestring say, "thrift" has become fashionable; it also encourages a new way of looking at interior style. The tone is set by the chapter Country Cool: rustic furnishings are set against wood paneling and walls painted in all shades of white, off white, cream and eau de nil (Farrow & Ball has much to answer for). There are projects for jazzing up old wooden furniture for both house and garden, and suggestions for pulling together mismatched items into cohesive schemes.The all-important finishing touches - display, china and ceramics, glassware, paintings and frames, fabrics and trims - are covered in detail, and you can learn how to create a variety of stylish accessories for your home.

Retro is a strong theme, with tips that include converting vintage curtain fabric into cushion covers; how to use paint; and how to buy from architectural salvage without being ripped off. There is an extensive retro bathroom section which shows how to make the crumbly falling apart look the new "beautiful" – if indeed the eccentrically shabby ever went away.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ever wanted a Napoleonic garden feature?

Come to Salvo 2009 and buy one!

Peter Watson from Cox's Architectural on the
majestic stone troughs:

We will be bringing some grey granite horse troughs to Knebworth. I bought them about 2 years ago just after the buildings were demolished in France. There were 68 of them, one for each stable. All more or less the same size.

It was a Cavalry barracks on the sea front at a village called Eu, which is on the edge of le Treport, a town in Normandy. Built in the Napoleonic era - 1780 onwards. I also bought 4 of the longest oak beams I have ever seen from the same building - 41 ft long. These have been sold.

I understand the Cavalry in Napoleon's day, when it wasn't fighting foreigners was used as a form of militia to police the country.

I still have about 40 of them. They are ideal for granite areas such as Cornwall and parts of Scotland. It would be nice to see some of them going back into stable yards as well as landscaping projects. Equally they could be drilled for taps and waste and used as washbasins.

- Thanks Peter, look forward to seeing them at sf09, Ruby, Salvo

- troughs on SalvoWEB
- www.salvo-fair.com
- www.coxsarchitectural.co.uk

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Web advertising

Above: Graph from US comparison site alexa.com showing salvo.co.uk with up to 20 times the visitors of BBC Homes & Antiques, Antiques Trade Gazette, The Art Newspaper and Period House magazine websites. Yes Salvo rocks rather.

'THERE are lies, damned lies and statistics,' a Victorian wag once said, and how right he would have been when it comes to making decisions to pay for ads based on a website's visitor traffic figures. But traffic is only part of the story, because a website could have high traffic 10,000 visitors with 10 or fewer who buy, or it could have low traffic of 100 visitors with a high strike rate of 20 who end up buying. Sorting out which customers who buy something found you through a particular web ad is devilishly difficult, not least because the customer often does not remember.

Each time a visitor to your website clicks a link to load one of your pages an entry is made in your internet service provider's (ISP) server logfile. To measure the traffic your website gets a logfile analyser is used. Another method is to place tracking code into each web page and let an external agency, such as Google, measure and analyse traffic.

To measure the traffic of someone else's website there are ranking systems which produce browser bars which are installed by millions of people on their web browsers which send reports back to the ranking company about every page that is visited by each these people. Ranking systems produce an approximation of the amount of traffic each website gets. The best way to use them is to compare websites with ones whose performance you know, such as your own. Most ranking systems will not rank very small sites that accurately. See the alexa.com graph (above) for a comparison between the websites of Salvo, BBC Homes & Antiques, Antiques Trade Gazette, The Art Newspaper and Period House magazine.

There are paying and free systems, but since none are perfect, Salvo tends to stick with free methods:
• Webalizer analyses web logfiles. Duplicate visits and visits by search engines or other bots should be discarded. Ten per cent of SalvoWEB's traffic comes from automated bots sent by search engines, email harvesters and hackers.
• Google Analytics uses measuring code built into every one of the 60,000 or so Salvo web pages.
• Free ranking systems such as alexa.com, ranking.com, siteanalytics.compete.com and quantcast.com. These are all USA-based.

The three factors to take into account when making decisions on buying web ads are
• the traffic a website claims to get
• comparisons with websites whose stats you know
• that the website's own clickthru stats for your banner are the same as the referral stats from your own logfiles. There could be discrepancies which depend on inclusion of search engine and bot clickthrus.

If you are paying for web advertising it is important that you can trust the stats given and that the web site has a system in place to avoid duplicate clickthrus and mutliclick fraud. Salvo currently charges 5p per clickthru on the small DIY build-a-buttons on inside pages, a fixed rate of £42 a month for single home page buttons and £84 for double size buttons, which attract between 100 and 700 clickthrus a month. This gives clickthru rates of between 5p and 80p. Google ads cost between 40p and £4 a clickthru. Salvo has built its own software to detect and discard duplicate clickthrus. Salvo also gives users access to the IP address of each clickthru so users can do their own checks that there are no duplicates. Salvo has never had a complaint about multiclicks or click fraud.

Google ad users argue with Google about duplicate and multiclicks (see http://gettheshovel.com/google-adwords-is-charging-for-multiple-clicks ) and suggest that Google should allow access to IP addresses as Salvo does. Some savvy users install click fraud software such as adwatcher.com which can be used to check for click fraud on banners or button ads on any site, as well as Google ads.

Counting clickthrus does not give an indication of advertising effectiveness. Mail order traders increasingly use Google Analytics to monitor whether clickthrus result in a purchase from their site. Google Analytics will track a visitor's IP address to flag up a 'goal' if that visitor ends up buying something online.

If you do not sell by mail order online how do you assess the impact of your advertising on sales? The only way is to ask real customers visiting your yard where they heard of you from.

Try compiling a questionnaire with questions such as:
Where did you hear of us from? Web site, Web ads, Magazine ads, Word of mouth, Local ads, Yellow Pages, Already knew
Are you going to buy something from any salvage yard today or in the near future? Yes No
Are you going to buy something from us? Yes No (if not why not, if yes how much are you spending?)
How far did you travel?

Try using the same questionnaire at different times of year, and on different days of the week. Employ someone for a whole day to ask everyone who visits your yard or showroom on that day. You will probably find that only a small proportion of your customers will know where they heard of you from. The information from such customers is priceless, and this can drive your marketing spend. Most successful businesses spend around 10 percent of turnover on marketing which includes advertising, personal selling, entertainment, sponsorship, branding and web site, although at least half should be straight advertising, and ads these days must include web advertising.

Oh, and by the way, don't forget to include SalvoWEB in your web advertising so you can get to some of their 200,000 visitors a month.

SalvoWEB advertising

Reuse when relocating

Anyone remotely involved or interested in the environmental or recycling industry knows that we are still dumping too much waste into landfill. However, a lot of people don't realise that around half a million tonnes of furniture ends up in landfill sites every year; costing the UK £16 million a year in terms of transport and taxes.

A survey has been carried out into organisations attitudes towards waste and recycling during the office move process. The results indicate that while many businesses, local authorities and public sector bodies claim to have solid CSR policies that support the environment, when it comes to office moving or relocation, these good intentions end up with the furniture in the skip.

While most organisations claim to have procedures in place to minimise the amount of waste furniture and equipment that goes to landfill, the reality of the situation appears very different. While 59% claimed to have a policy in place to ensure environmental disposal of end-of-life furniture, over two thirds (74%) of those surveyed admitted sending furniture or office equipment to landfill. The construction industry came out as the black sheep, with a staggering 72% of building firms not having agreed procedures to dispose of waste furniture or kit.

According to the survey, 51% of organisations that had moved since 2003 had thrown end of life office furniture away in the skip. added to this the figure of 23% of people who admitted to throwing items away at the skip means that this figure is more like 74%. The implications are stark; the vast majority of UK businesses are simply throwing office furniture and equipment into landfill when they move.

There is no longer any excuse for organisations to send unwanted office furniture and equipment to landfill there are now numerous viable secondary markets that can manage the recycling and reuse of such items. Certainly, the 'make and mend' culture encouraged by the credit crunch will hopefully act as a catalyst in this area.

[Anthony Robinson's, director of specialist business movers]

Auction highlights

Christie's European Noble and Private Collections, Amsterdam 31 March - 1 April 2009

Above: An Austrian Oak 'Versailles' Parquet floor, eighteenth century. Circa 48 square meter, comprising 120 square panels 63 x 63 cm. per panel (120) Estimate: €12,000 - €18,000, Sold: £11,875

Above: An Austrian Oak Parquet floor, nineteenth century. Inlaid with a geometrical pattern, circa 27 square meter, comprising 60 square panels
67.5 x 67.5 cm. per panel (60) Estimate: €5,000 - €8,000, Sold: £5,000

Christie's Amsterdam catalogue

The Sunday Sale Christie's, London 29 March 2009

Above: A pair of ceramic tiles, 1872-1881 by William De Morgan. Each ruby lustre decorated with a stork and snake before a stylised foliate background, on Craven Dunnill & Co. blanks each 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) sq. (2) Estimate: £800 - £1,200, Sold: £3,000

Above: A pair of ceramic tiles, 1872-1881 by William De Morgan. Each ruby lustre decorated with a stork and frog before a stylised foliate background, on Craven Dunnill & Co. blanks each 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) sq. (2) Estimate: £800 - £1,200, Sold: £1,000

Above: Three ceramic tiles, 1872-1881 by William De Morgan. Each ruby lustre decorated with a hedgehog, a feline and a seahorse respectively before stylised foliate backgrounds, on Craven Dunnill & Co. blanks each 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) sq. (3) Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500, Sold: £5,000

Christie's London catalogue

Blacklist from Droitwich base

Ian Kerr is believed to have spent 15 years compiling and maintaining a huge database on 3,200 workers from around the country. The office of the information commissioner Richard Thomas alleges that Kerr, trading under the anodyne name of The Consulting Association, sold information from this database to construction companies who wanted to vet potential staff. Thomas's officials took away the entire contents of the database, as well as invoices from companies in the construction industry which were paying Kerr these include; Amec Building Ltd, Balfour Beatty, Costain UK Ltd, G Wimpey Ltd, Kier Ltd, John Mowlem Ltd, Laing O'Rourke, Skanska, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd.

Details of workers' trade union activities and past employment conduct were recorded on cards. One individual was said to be a "poor timekeeper, will cause trouble, strong TU [trade union]". Another card referred to a member of the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians as "Ucatt ... very bad news".

The Guardian

The Guardian

22 bricks carried on his head

Khulna Bangladesh - IS this a brick-carrying world record?

You Tube video by SovietQuake

Greener gadgets

D.I.Y Light Electric Vechicle, entry to Greener Gadgets design Competition in association with Core77 design magazine & resource

Integrating the micro solar system into a bicycle trailer helps with mobility on site, provides storage for handouts, and creates a re-use for a product that families outgrow as their children grow up. Families across the country can re-use old children carriers and become anything from educators themselves at green events, to the parents with the best tricked out solar powered buggy on the block. A solar powered bicycle trailer is also market viable to bicycle camping and tour groups, but must first be demonstrated that it can work. The Ecopioneer program was established to educate by creating onsite working solar systems that inspire and illustrate change. The theme of the covered wagon relates to the pioneering spirit and helps illustrate that we need to reconsider simplier ways of life while still integrating new modern renewable technology.

Greener gadgets design competition

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mini stands

reuse of the week
These mini cake stands are ideal for Easter or for any afternoon tea

Chinasearch have introduced a range of eclectic and varied Mini Stands which have been created using small items from dinner or tea services. These mini-stands lend themselves to a variety of uses. Although Chinasearch has a large range of ready-made Mini Stands, others can be specially made to order.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sustainability in construction

CT Radiators were the winners of the second annual award for sustainability in construction. CT. Radiators have developed the Interlinking Lattice Fin Technology (Patent Pending No. 0802155.2) offering unprecedented efficiency and design flexibility for radiators.

From a number of years studying radiator design it was realised that fins were the best way to increase surface area of a heated element, so as to make an efficient use of the heat generated by the boiler/electrical element and therefore, increasing the heat output (BTU/WATT) and Convection rates.

The radiators can be placed on the horizontal or the vertical plane (or both) without compromising efficiency. Capable of producing 15% more heat than its equivalent rival and has no rival in the vertical position. The unique flexibility of the interlocking lattice technology allow us to design radiators according to the heat requirements parallel with flexibility of form, this is bespoke radiator design at its best combining visuals with efficiency. The shape of the fins can be changed from square to elliptical or circular and more. The technology offers an efficient sculptural flexible radiator. CT’s technology gives you the flexibility to run radiators around rooms, in and around corners and up walls, ideal for confined spaces such as entrance halls, bathrooms and anywhere where space is at a premium.

The technology has a spinal flexible quality which allows curves to be formed as well as the unique ability to fit the fins to a more organic element shapes. The Interlinking Lattice Technology offers architects, Interior designers and private customers the unprecedented ability to design finned radiator with specific heat requirements tailor made for the environment. The architectural design process is profoundly influenced by this radiator technology. The results are based on tests carried out in accordance with EN 442 at BSRIA test facilities.


CT Radiators


reuse of the week
Make your own globe lamps

These recrafted lights where on a blog for eco friendly design. The woman who made them said the whole project cost £5, which paid for the cord, switches and plugs so If you have an old globe hanging about why not transform it cheaply into an attractive feature for your home?


Monday, March 09, 2009

Reclamation Stock & Business for sale

Park End Barn Reclamation, Northamptonshire, UK
Reclamation Stock & Business for sale

Due to ill health the reclamation stock & business of Park End Barn Reclamation is to be sold, just the stock/business not the premises. The premises is on the side of a very busy road and gets alot of passing trade and has a number of regular customers.

The stock for sale includes; stone, beams, flooring, old pine furniture, ridge tiles, and all sorts of tiles, fireplaces, about 250 old doors, churchpews, timber, chairs, etc... even the Forklift and truck will be included! The business also comes with an easy to use web site which has had over 15,000 visitors, three storage barns one being a showroom with an office and there is plenty of outside space and parking. The business is located 20 miles from Milton Keynes, Northampton, Oxford, Banbury, Buckingham and 3 Miles from the M40.

The current owner has been at the premises for eight years, and the landlady is eager to have someone carry on the business there. If you have any questions or would like to view EVERYTHING, then please contact 01869 819819 or 07966 875592.

Park End Barn Reclamation

Friday, March 06, 2009

Demolition starts on 100 Brierfield homes

Lorries from Hapton firm Howard Stott Demolition rolled into the area on Tuesday 17th February armed with security barriers. These were used to secure properties on two of the streets, Belgrave Street and Claremont Street, where the demolition will began.

Around 100 old houses below the railway and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal are being demolished to make way for a new housing development under the Government's Pathfinder scheme.

Stone from the houses will be retained and used for garden walls at the new properties.

Pendle Council's housing programmes manager Julie Palmer said the demolition has to be completed by the end of March.

Pendle Today

We'll live and die in these towns . . . "Housing Market Renewal and Elevate have left Brierfield residents to live in and around this slum for years," comments a video from HyperTyper set to The Enemy's 'We'll live and die in these towns'

English Rose for Italian retro in Bath

Above: The English Rose kitchen chosen for Time Out, currently in the Bath showrooms of Source in Bath

Above: Original Saturn lamps will feature as part of the funtastic deco look

Bath, Somerset UK - FATHER and son team, Rod and Tom Donaldson of Source Antiques in Bath, have won a £4,000 contract for the supply of an English Rose kitchen for a new coffee bar in the Guildhall Market in Bath. Time Out is run by Mike Watts and Wendy Race. "It will give the good folk of bath a taste of retro Italian in the heart of Somerset, and will be a funtastic lookalike 1950s deco shop," Rod said.