Monday, 20 November 2017

The classic 524 on display

Hi there
Have you seen some of the great new frames that Dead Man has been putting up on the Dead Men's Spex website? We have had a load of new stock in recently including stock from an optician's in deepest Wales. They were closing and wanted to sell their vintage frames. So after a very long journey across country, Dead Man returned with boxes of vintage goodies including a good selection of the well loved NHS frames; classics such as the 524 (think 1960s and 70s school) and the 722 half eye reader (think Santa)  

NHS 722 classic half eye readers 

NHS 524 frame displays £28 each

Amongst the boxes were some very small NHS 524 frames. Dead Man has been creative and mounted the fronts into boxes frame displays. They look great on the wall and are ideal as Christmas presents for the glasses lover in your life! 

Wishing you a happy run up to Christmas. I certainly need my readers now when I am shopping; getting to that stage in life..! 

TTFN Mrs Dead Man 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Dead Men's Spex at the Poppy Line 1940s event 2017

Hi there
Well, we are back from the ever popular 1940s event at the Poppy Line at North Norfolk Railway which runs between Sheringham and Holt. Dead Man's attempts to appease the weather gods were partially successful; in Holt, Saturday was showery to put it mildly; it hammered down just after lunch, but fortunately Sunday was a much drier day.

Apparently, Sheringham managed to escape the downpours! Overall I think we were were quite lucky with the weather; it could've been much worse. However, it was the muddiest Holt we have encountered; Deadman got the van stuck in the gateway on the Saturday morning. Luckily a customer of ours, Mark, kindly rescued him by towing him out with his 4x4, so the Deadmen's Spex show could go on. (Deadman Junior and I missed the drama, we rolled up later when everything was in place! )

Despite this we had a good weekend and were busy, we have decided we must have the most photographed stall at the show. I was totting up the years and realised that Deadmen's Spex first had a stall at Holt in 2008 so this is our tenth year! Wow, doesn't time fly? Thank you to everyone who came to see us and bought from us. We look forward to many more shows in the future and will keep you posted as to the next time we will be out and about.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Another year and it's still 1942

It's hard to believe that another year has come around and we are now preparing for Holt and Sherringham's 1940 weekend. We are again sacrificing cute animals to the "God's of fine weather" but this year looks like it could be a damp one. But not to worry as we will be under cover on the market field at Holt station and have a lovely stock of original period frames for you to peruse whilst sheltering from the showers.

Come and see us and don't forget to bring your prescription if you want lenses fitted.

I'm just off to the workshop to make sure you all get the bests frames possible, but before I go I think I'll just go find us one more kitten 😉


Friday, 11 August 2017

Dead Men's Spex has another lovely day with Vintage Lover Fair

Hi there,
Well, Little Vintage Lover Fair did it again and booked another lovely warm day for their annual event at Heydon in deepest Norfolk.  It was very busy as usual and we had a good day, we met several of our regular customers and it was nice to catch up with the other stall holders. We also introduced some new people to Dead Men's Spex.

Little Vintage Lover Fair 2017
Dead Man Junior and I left Dead Man in charge of the stall so we could take a few photos.

Summer flowers
We will be out about next at the North Norfolk Railway 1940s event at Holt on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. 

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Dead Men's Spex at Heydon Norfolk

Hi there,

Well the Summer holidays are upon us, so are the showers! Here at Dead Men's Spex we are getting ready for  a regular event; Little Vintage Lover Fair at Heydon on Sunday August 6th. We are usually very lucky with the weather and have a fabulously warm day, let's hope so! Dead Man has been prepping as usual and we will have a good selection of original vintage frames with us. We have glasses for both gents and ladies and cover all the decades from the 1940s through to the 1980s and of course we will be bringing several pairs of the classic NHS 524 and a selection of vintage sunnies.
A lady choosing Spex on our stall at Mannington Hall

We hope to see you there!

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The first part of the stream-lining of the search menu on the website is done (took a little longer than expected with customers at the showroom today) 
I am in the process of writing frame histories for each time period so please look out for these and let me know if you like them - the first is here 


Monday, 5 June 2017

things have been very much busy, busy, busy at Deadmen's Towers over the last few months. The website has been earning its keep and I’ve been in the workshop preparing lots of frames for some big name shows in London as well as a couple of well known opera companies.

As we head in to summer we find ourselves with a few shows to attend. We will be at Heydon with LittleVintage Lover Fairs, Gressenhall’s village at war and also North Norfolk Railway’s1940’s weekend. So please look out for us and come and say hello.

We also have a new recruit in the photo booth 😀 - "Uncle Walter"

Alongside this Mrs Deadman – Claire, is also attending a raft of shows locally over the Summer promoting her business Broadsky Astorology. She has been an astrologer for over 20 years and is now offering her services locally and online through her website.

So as I said busy all round, but having fun.......... what more could a man want?!