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3 Regency Fashion Plates

1. Pink evening dress, No 8 from Ackermann's Repository, dated August 1823, 9 x 5 inches;

2. Yellow evening dress, No 9 from Ackermann's Repository, dated September 1823, 9 x 5 inches;

3. Blue and yellow "fashionable Morning and Evening Dresses for 1824 invented by Miss Pierpoint, Edward Street, Portman Square", 7 x 4.5 inches.

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Personal Coaching using Skype, FaceTime or Zoom

A certified personal and business coach with 16 years of experience offers private and confidential consultations.  This is not therapy but a forum for you address the current challenges and stresses in your life with someone who will listen to you and help you look at the possible choices available to you.  My experience includes coaching people on communication skills, developing assertivenes...

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Plymouth: the southway ladies' group, Southway

We meet once a month on the second Tuesday of the month, in the local Church of England parish church. We are not a religious group, but we hope that our meetings serve as some sort of outreach to the local community. Most of our members, (all ladies of course!), are now retired but that is not a requirement! 

In January and July, we go out for lunch together. In April we have our Annual ...

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dumfries & galloway: over 50s group, Dumfries

Our aim is to combat loneliness and isolation.  Enjoy your later years; keep active, both socially and mentally.  Become involved in the local community, interact with others and have the opportunity to form new friendships.  

We hold six bi-monthly meetings annually, when we invite speakers to talk on topics of current and particular interest and importance to older people. At the...

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Oxfordshire: the hands on social group 60+, Oxford

The purpose of the Group is to address Isolation and loneliness faced by older adults living in and around East Oxfordshire.

The Group meet every Monday Morning 11.30am To 14.30, at the 

Parish Church of St Mary & St John

Richard Benson Hall 

276 Cowley Road

Oxford OX41UR

It Provides a safe place where people can meet, activities suitable for the age grou...

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Kent: astronomy for everyone in plain english, Westgate-on-sea

We are a friendly local Astronomy group in the Thanet area. Our main aim is to support our local community's interest in astronomy in as clear and easy to understand way as possible. We hold regular monthly members meetings, and viewing evenings weather permitting. 

To support the community and help new people find our group along with providing an easy way to meet our group, we hold a we...

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Bywater Hotelboat Cruises Ltd

Bywater Hotelboat Cruises Ltd runs a traditional motor and butty pair of narrowboats and offers guests the chance to to experience the beautiful canals of England and Wales, with their history and abundant wildlife. We offer a different cruising schedule each year, starting in April.

Gliding through rural scenes and past reminders of busier times, we travel from city to city, taking up to...

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The sale of an Investment Grade collection

This collection is a complete set of all the "real" Waddington's Christmas Special Jigsaw Puzzles (1000 pcs each). All contain all the usual Waddington extras inside the packets and the puzzles have only ever been completed once.  In the whole collection there is only 1 piece missing.  Keen Jigsaw puzzlers will understand the importance of this collection, which may be the only one remaining in...

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Breaking Up a lifetime collection

I have a number of books for sale and include a selection of early Rupert Annuals, a good selection of Eagle Annuals together with off-shoots such as Eagle Riders of the Range and Eagle Sports annual (1,2,3.), some Girl annuals, a Dick Barton annual,a Chatterbox annual and a book called Conquerors of the Air,  from the 50s which contains many photos.  A good collection of Gambols annuals and Ma...

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Bought as part of Royal Doulton’s top of the range, gold leaf embellished Belmont dinner service 40 years ago, before it was discontinued. Never been out of my sideboard, so in as new condition.The price I am asking for the entire set of six is £60. Each cup and saucer cost me approx. £50. (£300 in total) Great for fitting under nespresso-type machines as well as for ordinary brewings. I have u...

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South West: Devon - Chestnut House B&B

Chestnut House is a comfortable bed and breakfast, full of character, with three rooms each with en suite facilities. Close to exit 27 on M5, Blundell’s school and Devon countryside, the house is in quiet road with private parking, serves a great breakfast and has Wifi throughout. A warm welcome awaits you. 

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Original Edwardian Dickens Desk

Edwardian Dickens desk, circa 1910. In lovely condition. Green leather inlays and writing slope. Slope lifts up to reveal a deep storage space, internal drawers and storage compartments.  Fine turned gallery with finials. Original handles, locks and keys. Nicely turned legs with original brass and china castors. Desk measures 107cm wide x 62cm deep x 109cm high (including gallery - 79cm to desk...

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Gem of a house in France,27000 € or offer.

Feeling strong?

114sq m of historic house for serious renovation. Next to the church.

Large beamed living room+kitchen corner.

Bathroom+WC off main room at present.Mains drainage,water,electricity. Partial cellar below. Plaque for 1664 in corridor.

Magnificent rose granite cantou fireplace with plaque for 1664. Many other elements reputed mediaeval. Small garden for sitt...

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pet epitaphs in Latin verse

Has your pet died recently? You can have a Latin verse epitaph in his/her honour for you to frame and hang in your home as a lasting memorial. A professional calligrapher writes the poem in black ink on Saunders Waterfield cream coloured paper for 150 GBP. I was delighted with mine. Contact John Davie, retired Classics lecturer, via his website

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ITALY: Tuscany: la lucertola, farmhouses between pisa and lucca

Two spacious farmhouses in Tuscany which can be rented individually or together. Each accommodates up to 6 people. They are located on the beautiful southern slopes of the Monti Pisani – an environmentally protected area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity. Just a 20-minute drive from both Pisa and Lucca, 30 minutes from the coast, and an hour from Florence. Ancient and lovingly tend...

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London: the cake box - sugar craft shop and school, Hampton

Set in the pretty village of Hampton, The Cake Box is a friendly and inspiring venue. Joanna and her team are here to advise and supply you with the best tools and equipment to suit your needs. Learn how to use them in our regular classes - and our free demonstrations. Joanna is a qualified teacher who knows how to help you achieve success by building your confidence and extending your range of...

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