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Steve Harvey

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...

Our New Rope Reference Catalogue has been Launched!

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.....

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

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!

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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The British Yachting Awards 2018 winners announced - CrewWatcher Wins!

The British Yachting Awards 2018 winners announced - CrewWatcher Wins!
The winning product in the Equipment Innovation of the Year was the Weems and Path CrewWatcher Beacon. Arthur Beale are proud to be the main London Stockists of this amazing product. The CrewWatcher beacons are activated either by proximity or by water activation. They can not only be used as super-fast MOB beacons but can also serve as a burglar alarm for your dinghy tied behind your yacht. They can work as bilge water alarms too and if you own a dog who runs off after rabbits then this could...
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Scandinavian Christmas Market - Albion Street, Rotherhithe

Scandinavian Christmas Market - Albion Street, Rotherhithe
It's nice and cold and there is a bit of drizzle in the air so it must be time for the Scandi Market! You won't get cold there because you can warm up with mulled wine and hot chocolate and there are so many people that you can huddle like penquins or musk oxen. However, if you still feel a bit nippy then call in at the Arthur Beale stand for a spendid new Norwegian classic pullover or set of merino expedition quality merinos. It is a great atmosphere and it is the perfect way to get a bit of...
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Sunday 3rd June

Sunday 3rd June
Unfortunately, due to our ongoing staffing shortage the shop will be closed on Sunday 3rd June and, most likely, the other Sundays in June. Keep an eye on the website for more details. Don't forget that our online shop is open 24 hours a day and this weekend we are at Beale Park.

The Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show opens this Friday 1st June!

The Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show opens this Friday 1st June!
They might have ditched the London Boat Show but Beale Park lives on! Arthur Beale will be there as usual soaking up the relaxing atmosphere. Why not come along? You can visit for the day on Friday, Saturday or Sunday or get a spot in the camping field and stay overnight for a really easy going weekend. There will be lots of small varnished wooden boats on display, often with their proud builders alongside. Most would be happy to discuss a special commission to realize your dream boat! If you...
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