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Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane Merlin Crank Shaft

This Hawker Hurrican Crank Shaft is a unique and rare item of aviation history. Originally from a genuine Battle of Britain Hurricane –  serial no. P3708 coded DT-E.  This Hawker Hurricane flew with 257 Sqn.   On 18th August 1940, after 4 successful missions, this plane was on its last flight of the day when it succumbed to enemy fire.  Luckily the pilot bailed out and escaped with minor injuries.  The aircraft crashed in the south of England taking heavy impact which is reflected in the buckled shape of the crank.…

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A Patriotic find – Union Jack & Heraldry Shields from Leicester

We recently acquired some really interesting and exciting new stock!   A batch of 14 shields decorated with patriotic Union Jacks and English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish emblems. Made of plaster and with a painted and gilded finish these are unique and beautiful decorative items. We are told that the union jack shields – of which there are six – were made ready for the coronation of King George V in 1911. There is a label on the reverse of one which has a date of 1910. The others may…

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Welcoming our New Team Member at Ashby Interiors

We are pleased to introduce Lorna, our new team member.  As a small business, it is essential that any new recruit can be able to work on a wide variety of tasks and this is certainly true of Lorna who is proving a great asset in the following areas of the business - Sourcing new stock - on the lookout for vintage holophanes   - Packing and despatch – it’s not been easy for me to trust someone else to carefully pack the vintage opaline lights we sell! -Updating the website with…

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Derby Road, Melbourne
Derby DE73 8JR.