Blogs

Look what we've just found!

Downstairs at Arthur Beale we have been having a bit of a clear up. We are trying to make The Blobby Room more presentable to customers. The Blobby Room is self explanatory in that it is the room where blobby things live. In particular paint, mastics, adhesives, lamp oil, and that kind of blobby stuff. There is some product creep but generally if its blobby its in the blobby room. Who needs location barcodes when you have a system like that! Behind a board and some old shelves we...

Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club

Gerry came in with a copy of the 75th Anniversary Booklet published in 1996 of the Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club. It was given to him by a club member. I could be wrong but I think the club was the inspiration for the Art of Coarse Sailing one of the funniest books about sailing "A Coarse Sailor is someone who in a crisis forgets nautical language and shouts 'For God's sake,'turn left', while Coarse Sailing is not mucking around in boats but boating around in muck." I digress, on...

Royal Institute of Navigation at Arthur Beale

Arthur Beale recently had a visit from the Royal Institute of Navigation. They found their way to our shop which was a good start!

I didn't know much about their organisation until I met Roger McKinlay at an event at the Little Ship Club. We got chatting and he told me about the organisation. It is a learned society but is not just a group of boffins, their membership covers professional experts plus keen amateurs and people who are just plain interested in navigation. Not...

Time Out Love London Awards Voting now finished

Arthur Beale has made it through to the final voting stage for this prestigious award. The final voting has now finished so now we have to wait until 17th November to find out how we have done. We have already done pretty well by making to the finals and we were up against a lot of powerful competition as Covent Garden is bursting with excellent shops. Whether we win or not, thanks for your votes! Hope to see you soon.

Fantastic New Display

I've been busy working on a "secret project" so Jason and Alex decided to reorganise the upstairs showroom. I think it looks amazing so it was definately for the best that I was left out of the project. They have got all our winter clothes out on display. If you are feeling a bit nippy come along and treat yourself to a nice new Norwegian Jumper!

Lovely New Display

I've been busy sorting out a top secret project so Jason and Alex took it upon themselves to rearrange the upstairs showroom which was a bit chaotic. I have to say they have made a brilliant job of it so I was definately best out of the way. All the warm clothing is now on display. Whether you are sailing, skiing or just walking in the hills we have a kit for you. Come upstairs at Arthur Beale and have a look!

Coming Soon!

Yippee they are finished and on their way to our shop. We have commissioned three essential pieces of boat enamelware based on items used by the Polar Explorers of the past. My absolute favourite is the deep bowl with upright sides.

It is perfect onboard for almost everything - from eating a large stew before the gale sets in to morning cereals and hearty plum duffs. Nothing spills, they stack away neatly and they look great too. To compliment the bowl we have a...

Pages