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Selvedge on Menswear

The recent edition of Selvedge, the wonderful textiles magazine, is a veritable treasure trove for lovers of menswear. How on earth did we not already know about The Vintage Showroom, showcasing 20th century workwear?  Given that Arthur was a greengrocer and Henry a coal miner we'll definitely be heading to...

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Happy Birthday Henry

Today is Henry's birthday. Our granddad, George Henry Shiel, was a coal miner from Wallsend in north east England.  Up on the Tyne.  In the late 1920s he walked down south in search of work in the relatively newly opened Kentish collieries.   He popped back up north briefly to...

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