Thursday, 12 September 2013

Super-size at Dead Men's Spex

Hi there
We are into super-size this week and no, it's not because Deadman's been overindulging on the pork scratchings, although there is always a strong possibility of that!
He's just bought some beautifully made 1940's tortoiseshell frames, we're always on the look out for large frames and these certainly fulfil that criteria. They are fully jointed with perfectly reproduced metal joints and even have a metal support in the bridge, Deadman thinks they must have been part of an optician's display.

That's a big one, display frames compared with a standard frame
We've just got to find someone with a super-size head and we'll all be happy....!

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Kustom Kulture Blastoff 2013

Hi There

Doug's pick up (from The Tonsorial Artist barber's in Holt)
On Sunday 1st September we went to Spalding in Lincolnshire to Kustom Kulture Blastoff run by the magazine Pinstriping and Kustom We had a great day out admiring some fantastic vehicles and watching artists and tattooists at work; Deadman junior loved the airbrushing. We met Doug and Graham from The Tonsorial Artist in  Holt, they had both arrived in their rat rods.

A decorated Lambretta.

It was a great day out!

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Twinwood Festival 2013

Hi There

The August bank holiday saw Dead Men's Spex at  The Twinwood Festival in Bedfordshire. It was lovely to see so many of our customers and friends again and we had a busy weekend. In the Twinwood tradition we also had loads of rain; on the Saturday morning the local village of Clapham was flooded and there were three female mallards dabbling around the cars in the High Street!
Mrs Deadman on the stall
However, this did not stop the fun, it delayed things a little, but a good wartime spirit prevailed and festival goers kept calm and carried on in their best wellies and brollies. By all accounts the Colonial Club; a large marquee with a stage, tea and stalls, provided a welcome refuge for soggy re enactors.
Inside the Colonial Club
On the main stage there was some excellent music and Terry Elliot and John Miller entertained us all with their usual witty banter. We particularly enjoyed Kai's Cats and Michael Law's Piccadilly Dance Orchestra.

Three Belles and the Bevin Boys on the main stage

Luckily by Monday we had glorious sunshine, so I went out and about with the camera.
                                           1950's stage                                           
Thank you to everyone who came to see us.

 TTFN Mrs Deadman