Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Dead Men's Spex on the radio...

Well we are in December already and things have been going well at Dead Men's Spex. In November we went with Little Vintage Lover Fair to a new venue to sell our glasses at the Great Hospital in Norwich, it is a beautiful medieval hospital tucked away behind the cathedral. We had a good day and met some familiar faces and a few new people too which is always good.
The Great Hospital Norwich 

Dead Men's Spex Show Room 
We have some exciting news, Dead Man is going to be on BBC radio Norfolk tomorrow morning Thursday 6th December talking about Dead Men's Spex. The reporter, Wally Webb is coming at 8am.  So we will be raring to  go bright and early tomorrow.  A customer noticed that we are supplying the new Peter Rabbit film and contacted the radio station to arrange an interview. So if you would like to hear Dead Man's dulcet tones tomorrow morning tune in!

TTFN Mrs Dead Man

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Fabulous Forties Fun at North Norfolk Railway

Hi there,
We had a great time at the 1940s event at The North Norfolk Railway. The weather was lovely and we were very busy. We met some familiar faces and also quite a few new people too. The layout had changed slightly and we were nearer the music than we have been in previous years, so it was easy to get 'In the Mood'. Dead Man Junior was feeling adventurous and went on the train into Sheringham. He came back with stories of bombed out shops, but still managed to get some fish and chips!
The Dead Man himself enjoying the sunshine outside our stall
Our vintage sunglasses went down well and we have a few left which will go online in the not to distant future.
Hope to see you all soon, we will next be out and about on Sunday 18th November in Norwich with Little Vintage Lover Fair. 

TTFN Mrs Dead Man

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

It's back to the Forties for Dead Men's Spex with North Norfolk Railway

Hi there
This weekend - Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September we will be out and about and dusting off our stall and heading off to the North Norfolk Railway 1940s weekend This event gets bigger and more popular every year.  We are quite excited we will be bringing the van which Dead man has been working on. It now has LED interior lights and storage for the essentials such as  tea making equipment!  If he disappears from the stall, you'll know where to find him.

Spectacular steam trains! 

We will also be bringing the important stuff -(if anything is ever more important than tea!) lots of great vintage spectacles. Dead man has been preparing plenty of frames including a glazing a whole load of forties frames with sunglass lenses so you can look cool in that lovely Autumnal sunshine which we usually get for this weekend. See you soon!

TTFN Mrs Dead Man

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Hot Heydon!

We are back from Little Vintage Lover Fair at Heydon in rural Norfolk today and are gently cooling down. It was a fantastic day weather wise, as it normally is for this event and it was a very busy day.

Tea vintage style at Heydon.
We were in our usual spot inside the village hall and as the temperature gradually rose, people thinned out and made their way outside into the shade. Dead Man Junior and I sneaked off to the village cafe to get an ice-cream. (We did buy one for Dead Man ) and there was no one on the green (or brown as it is at the moment!). It was just too hot, there were a few people nestled in the shade of the trees near the church.

Dead Men's Spex stall at Heydon

We had a good day; we saw quite a few familiar faces and introduced some new customers to Dead Mens Spex .  Thank you for everyone who came to see us.

TTFN Mrs Dead Man

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Dead men's Spex- out and about in pretty Norfolk village of Heydon

It is nearly August, (wow where did that go?) so time for Little Vintage Lover Fair's annual event at Heydon tucked away in rural Norfolk. It is on Sunday 5th August 10am -4pm at Heydon Parish Room. It is Little Vintage Lover Fair's tenth birthday this year so it looks to be a good event- as always. I wonder if Zoe will be able to get another beautiful sunny day, she usually manages it!
Heydon on Little Vintage Lover Fair day 
Now the weather has cooled to a normal temperature - it was 34 degrees C (93 degrees F in old money) on Friday- that is not right for England is it !? Dead Man has been able to return to his workshop and has started prepping some stock for the show. We will be bringing a selection of great vintage glasses including 1980s frames,  NHS 524s, 1940s frames, Shuron frames and ladies' cats' eyes. We will also have some fab ladies' sunglasses which came in recently, they are in bright colours; yellow, white, pink and orange and have integral earrings instead of sides; real head turners.

Fabulous sunglasses

Hope to see you at Heydon on Sunday.

TTFN Mrs Dead Man

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Dead Men's Spex at Mannington Hall


Well Spring has finally sprung here in Norfolk and next weekend - Sunday 13th May we are off to Mannington Gardens with Vintage Lover Fair.
Mannington Hall Norfolk 

Mannington Hall is a medieval hall set in beautiful gardens in deepest Norfolk and we love going there. This is our first show this year and we are looking forward to it. It is also well timed as DeadMan has just returned from a buying trip in his homelands, bringing a load of new old stock from the 1980s and 1990s.

Zoe, Judith and Carnaby bring  a splash of colour to our stall.
I love the names; Zoe and Judith for the ladies and Gideon and Guy for the men. They certainly add a bit of colour to our stall.  We also have a good selection of  frames from the 1940s through to the 1970s. We hope to see you there.

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Monday, 26 February 2018

Call The Midwife's Sister Monica Joan's sight is restored.

Do any of you watch Call The Midwife? We do and last night's episode (Sunday 25th Feb; episode 6, series 7) was the one we had been waiting for. Sister Monica Joan's eyesight had been getting worse and it turned out she had cataracts. She made a bit of a fuss but Fred finally got her to have the operation which was more complex in 1963 than it is now.  After the operation she was given a new pair of glasses to wear and she was delighted with them as she could see again. We know what other viewers don't; they are an early NHS frame from Dead Men's Spex! It is always exciting to see our glasses in TV programmes and films.

Sister Monica Joan in her new NHS glasses

TTFN Mrs Deadman