Tuesday, 14 September 2021

MINISTRY

While keeping up with my ArtPix records on my Mac today, I thought I would bung on some music while I work. YouTube had a whole load of MINISTRY from their 1996 Sphinctour days, which seemed a good choice.



I remembered a crazy gig at Brixton Academy on this tour, then realised I've listening to MINISTRY for over 30 years now. Gulp. Which also explains why I have tinnitus in my ears.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

WW2 BABIES GAS MASK

Got this very poignant and historical item for sale at the moment.

An original Second World War gas mask for babies.












Issued in 1939 to all families with babies, as a precursor to the presumed threat of gas attacks on the civilian population, this remains in startlingly good condition.

Fortunately they were never needed, although the fear that they might, never really went away.


A unique chance to own a very definitive part of history.

On Facebook Marketplace HERE

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

VINTAGE MARKET TOUR DATES!

Finally I seem to have a run of vintage markets booked.

After such an awful year, which for me has been stop-start the whole time, I suddenly have a flurry of dates!!

So here goes, get these in your diaries!


BRIDPORT VINTAGE MARKET

26th September


EXETER FLEA MARKET

2nd October

 

GIANT SHEPTON FLEA MARKET

17th October

 

BRIDPORT VINTAGE MARKET

31st October

 

LANGPORT VINTAGE MARKET

13th November

 

GIANT SHEPTON FLEA MARKET

28th November

 

Hopefully see you at one of these!!!

Friday, 27 August 2021

ARNOS VALE

Had a brief ArtPix outing to Bristol the other day, checking out various things, one of which was the incredible Victorian cemetery at Arnos Vale.


The site is full of overgrown and atmospheric Gothic graves or all shapes, sizes and designs, very similar to Highgate Cemetery. It also serves as an important natural environment for an array of insects, birds, and rather aptly, a colony of bats!

 

Being a potentially spooky place, there is also an air of mystery in the name. Sometimes there's an apostrophe on Arnos, sometimes there isn't. Like a ghost it appears then disappears!!

Monday, 23 August 2021

VINTAGE WOODEN BULB TRAY

Got a lovely old bulb tray for sale.





 

These make brilliant displays for vintage traders at markets or in a shop, but can also be used in a greenhouse to hold loads of plants in pots.


You can decide how to use it!!

 

It has been labelled down one side with the name Associated British Bulbs, which is a company based at Spalding in Lincolnshire, who began life in 1963.

 

Go and have a peep HERE on Facebook Marketplace!

Thursday, 19 August 2021

PIC OF THE DAY

Once again I've failed miserably to keep on with blogs and posts, what is it with this year??!!


Anyway, here is my random pic of the day!

 


 

A dramatic sky captured at the base of Corfe Castle in Dorset.

The steep hill in the foreground is actually the incredible motte, of the original motte and bailey castle.

In the middle of the two hills run vintage railway trains, tootling along the restored line between Swanage and Norton.