I’m constantly amazed and gratified by what a talented bunch our members are. I’m going to give three of them in particular a plug.
If you’ve joined London Historians very recently (or renewed your membership), you will have received with your members’ card a unique hand-made bookmark. These have earned deserved praise from recipients.
They were kindly supplied by our very talented LH member Jane Young, whose company London Kills Me (aka Darrieulat & Young) makes fine screenprints, cushions and all manner of lovely home items, usually with a London theme. Jane is often out and about at special events, trade fairs and such as listed on her web site. Check it out.
Our other very talented Jane is Jane Parker. Her company, Amelia Parker (“London’s history recycled”), sells jewellery made from recycled old London objects, primarily clay pipes from the Thames foreshore. Very clever. And pretty. The jewellery’s not bad either, boom-boom. Jane can frequently be found on her stall at Spitalfields Market, usually Fridays and Sundays. But check the web site.
Julia Forte is a very busy London Historians member. When not running the fabulous Star at Night cocktail bar – home of the London Gin Club – Julia sells an eclectic range of unusual London ephemera under the London Peculiar banner. Some of these items are designed by Julia herself, some are interesting second-hand objects and collectables – antiques indeed. “Sellers of weird and wonderful London rarities, oddities and gifts.”
So if you’re looking for something special for your home – or a unique gift for a friend – Jane, Jane or Julia will most certainly fix you up.