Gdad’s Collectables

Here’s a look at Gdad’s Collectables in Milton Keynes, with photos taken at various times, the most recent being the date at the top of this page. Gdad’s Collectables can be found at Unit 6B, Pineham Farm, Haversham, Milton Keynes MK19 7DP.

A road trip: South Beds by South East

Today’s outing takes in two antiques shops and two collectables shops, with country drives along the way. Depending on location and the type of antiques you’re into, you may want to consider just the first half of this day (Woburn to Ampthill) or the second half (Hitchin to Crews Hill).

On the walls of Balmoral

A rare look at a very special wallpaper. Good weather and Scotland aren't two things we'd usually associate with each other, but in the September of 1848 Queen Victoria was enticed to Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, by the promise of blue skies after enduring a stint of terrible weather in Loch Laggan.

Fire away!

1930s-1950s printed playfield bagatelle games. Pinball was a tabletop board game. The origins of pinball can be traced to games like bocce and ground billiards in which balls were rolled on a course. Ground billiards evolved into the tabletop game with which we are all familiar, and often refer to…