Saturday, 26 January 2019


Just put some new bits into my unit down at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset!!

Here is a sneak preview of some of the things ...

A gorgeous railway poster printed onto canvas.

It features a Great Western Railway poster from 1927, for the town of Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Which seemed to be a handy stop-off point for the North Wessex Downs, and the nearby Savernake Forest. It was painted by the artist W.E. Leadley (1902-73).

Some classic 1970s Mr Men books, the simple, but brilliantly drawn cartoon books by Roger Hargreaves.

A great 1960s jigsaw puzzle, called a 'Jig-Map'.

I have several of these in my unit and they are great fun to do, as they form the shape of the country or continent.
This one is for South America, and like the others, has great illustrations on it. 
They are surprisingly difficult to do as well, although I'm not an experienced jigsaw puzzler!!

As is often the case with vintage jigsaws, there is unfortunately one piece missing, which is a shame. BUT, you do get the Place-Name Quiz all complete, including with the original envelope and all the name tags in the cardboard holder, which is extremely rare! 

You had to place the names of the cities around the map, slotting them into place, you even get the answer sheet as well!

This is a brilliant retro mini table-football game!

Its so small it can just be placed on a table, instead of the big ones that have their own legs.
It probably dates to either the 1970s or 80s, so is a classic retro game, and loads of fun too!

A Bournemouth home shirt from their iconic 2015/16 season ...

This was the club's first season in the Premier League, in fact the first in the highest division in their entire history.
And they more than held their own, in one week in December they amazingly beat reigning champions Chelsea 1-0 away, then the following week beat Manchester United 2-1 at home!!
They finished up in 16th place, and have since become an established and respected Premier League club, a remarkable achievement.
And the shirt is great too!! 
A really stylish and well-made top, with that classic retro-looking club badge of theirs.

More football stuff here, four fantastic books on Manchester United.

All you ever wanted to know about the famous Red Devils, with an encyclopedia, an illustrated history, a player by player guide and a brilliant book that has four DVDs of classic historic matches!

So run on down to The Customs House in West Bay and don't miss out of these and many more goodies!!

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