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It's getting cold!

We are now back from the London Boat Show and trying to sort out all the stock! Arthur Beale is looking a bit like a bombsite but we should be shipshape very soon. Outside the temperatures are falling and people are really appreciating our Devold Expedition Merino Thermals. Devold was the choice of Acrtic explorers like Amundsen and Nansen for their Polar expedition. These thermals are soft, breathable, warmest by weight, won't hold odour and they are even warm when wet. Although they are the...

London Boat Show

We borrowed a vacuum cleaner after ours conked out and the stand actually looks pretty good. Some visitors reckoned it is the nicest stand at the show but maybe they are just being nice! Best deal of the show seems to be our Icom M25 handheld VHF at a brilliant price of just £109.95 but with a free gizmo which you can pre-charge and use to power up your handheld when no power is around (worth £15.00) and a usb whatsit that you can stick in a cigarette lighter socket. I wish I needed one but...

London Boat Show Opens Tomorrow

Oh dear, it's almost 9pm and we haven't got the vacuum cleaner sorted, we haven't priced everything up or even got everything on display. I haven't sorted out the press release so I'll probably have to busk it. It's all a bit of a shambles but I expect a few hours of frantic tidying in the morning will make it look splendid-ish. Our delivery of merino thermals and woollens from Norway only arrived at 4pm today - at least it arrived unlike quite a lot of other gear. Never mind, there's plenty of...

London Boat Show 8th - 17th January Stand F045

While the shop has been closed for a few days over the Christmas holidays we have been busy preparing for our stand at the London Boat Show. We have left everything a bit late so it will be a fairly chaotic time for us especially as we haven't exhibited for a very long time. Arthur Beale was one of the founders of the original London Boat Show in 1954-55. We are hoping to perk things up a bit. Our little dinghy will be part of our stand so we have been splashing on the Epifanes varnish to...

Christmas Shopping at Arthur Beale - it's easy!

Here is a picture of our lovely shop window. Although the lady seems in a hurry to get past I can assure you it took a while before I could find a gap in the browsers to get a clear shot. If you are beginning to panic about the fact you have only bought one Christmas present which was for yourself then rest at ease as Arthur Beale can come to the rescue. You don’t have to be a seafarer to appreciate the quality of our gear, we have something for everyone! Here are a couple of my favourites: The...

Christmas Shopping at Arthur Beale

Here is a picture of our lovely shop window. Although the lady seems in a hurry to get past I can assure you it took a while before I could find a gap in the browsers to get a clear shot. If you are beginning to panic about the fact you have only bought one Christmas present which was for yourself then rest at ease as Arthur Beale can come to the rescue. You don’t have to be a seafarer to appreciate the quality of our gear, we have something for everyone! Here are a couple of my favourites: The...

Noggin the Nog and Captain Pugwash Weekend!

You've missed it! Don't worry, you can still buy the double CD and the books and create your own Noggin evening. As usual it captivates people of all ages including a girl from New Zealand who was eventually dragged away by her boyfriend after watching seven episides! Arthur Beale is open seven days a week and until Christmas we stay open to 7 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 pm on Thursday Friday and Saturday. If you can't make it to the shop then you can order some of our...
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The Cruel Sea - Film Showing - This Thursday!

Thursday 3rd December 1830 for 1845 start.

Arthur Beale’s second film showing will be The Cruel Sea, the 1953 British war film based on the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. Entrance is normally £5.00 but you can be sneaky and get in free by one of the following crafty methods A) Wear a duffle coat. It will be FREE entrance to anyone wearing a duffle coat! B) Buy one of our top quality Arthur Beale enamel mugs. Anyone weilding an Arthur Beale mug will get in FREE.They cost £12.50 each or...

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