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Steve Harvey

We are sorry to bring the sad news that Steve Harvey died recently having not recovered from a planned heart operation. All the staff at Arthur Beale will greatly miss Steve’s great talent and his cheery demeanour. Steve was an expert rope worker, highly respected in the industry and much loved by our clients. He loved his work, both chatting to clients about their projects and carrying out the intricate ropework in our characterful basement. Maybe less well known was Steve’s love of comic...

Would you like to work at Arthur Beales?

We are looking for an extra member of staff to join our friendly team. So if you know your baggywrinkle from your gooseneck why not apply? You would need to be at ease talking to and advising our boating clients. Ideally you would have a good working knowledge of ropes and rigging and maybe have some retail experience. It is a full time job with some rota weekend working. A job description can be downloaded here:...

Our New Rope Reference Catalogue has been Launched!

Call in at the shop and pick up a copy or you can download it here: Download Here Its not just a pricelist, it is packed with useful information guiding you to the best rope for your task. The catalogue is organised chronologically starting with the same natural fibres that Arthur Beale used to make rope 400 or 500 years ago. Towards the end you will find the modern high performance ropes made from...
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If you are at a loose end this evening.....

....where better to be than at Arthur Beale's cool basement celebrating the launch of our brand new Rope Reference Catalogue! It will be a very ropey evening indeed. You can collect your new Rope Reference Catalogues whilst sipping a very special rum punch. I say "special" because I know the ingredients are rum, cane syrup and lime juice and I know the ratio is 3,2,1 but I'm not sure which order they are in. By the way, the rum will be Fair Transport Rum which was sailed across the Atlantic on...
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Arthur Beale Rope Reference Catalogue Launch 20th July

To celebrate our new Rope Reference Catalogue we are going to have a mini celebration! We've a fine bottle of Fair Transport Rum which has arrived in the UK under sail alone - via the Atlantic by the tall ship Tres Hombres and the final North Sea leg in my little Vertue. We will be serving tots in our basement (plus a few beers) and handing out copies of the catalogue with staff on hand to discuss all things "Ropey". The catalogue has been printed and a copy can be downloaded here;...

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Our New Rope Reference Catalogue is Finished!

Ok, its true we were hoping to have it ready for Beale Park but one thing and another got in the way and that didn't quite happen. In any case we haven't had one for 400 years so why rush it now! However we are on the cusp of going to print just a few things to tidy up and we will press the button. Its not a boring price list but an informative catalogue laid out in chronological order with the natural fibres at the begining and ending with Technora and the technical blends. There is a section...
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Scandinavian Christmas Market - Albion Street, Rotherhithe -

Arthur Beale will be showing off our huge range of Devold Woollen Pullovers and Expedition Quality Merino Thermals at this Christmas Market. There will be a few special offers too! It is a great way to do some Christmas shopping whilst endulging in a feast of warm waffles and hot mulled wine. Opens Friday 12:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-17:00. Rotherhithe Overground or Bermondsey or Canada Water Undergound. See you there!
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Johnson and Loftus Flying 10 wins Concours d'Elegance at RYA Dinghy Show

Congratulations to Dan and Tim for winning the coveted Concours d'Elegance prize for their beautifull Flying 10. A well deserved award for their efforts. They even made the foundry to cast the keel themselves. They are off today to try to buy some "toys" for their new boatyard in Ullapool. http://www.johnsonandloftus.co.uk/ Arthur Beale supplied the rigging with these useful roll swaged eyes perfect for the Dyneema lashings. If you need any...

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