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The King’s Boomstick


The King’s Boomstick

Greetings from an autumnal London! For Fleur’s latest King’s Ginger investigation, she is going to write about a slightlycontroversial subject - shooting. Or, more specifically, guns. Disclaimer: Fleur has done clay pigeon shooting before, but could never shoot something alive. But she really enjoyed writing this piece, because the guns she got to look at during her visit to Purdey in Mayfair are true works of art, and the history of is long and interesting (and of course, intermingled with lots of King Edward VII), so we hope you find it all as fascinating as we did!

To read more, visit Fleur's Diary of a Vintage Girl blog.


The King’s Seaside Jolly


The King’s Seaside Jolly

It's been a while since Fleur did a King's Ginger piece at the seaside - her trip to Brighton was many moons ago now! But just like we commoners, Kings (and Queens) like to be beside the seaside too, and Eastbourne is another coastal Sussex town that he visited a lot. So off Fleur went to investigate (and eat fish and chips)!

To read more, visit Fleur's Diary of a Vintage Girl blog.


The Queen’s Brownie!


The Queen’s Brownie!

We’re quite excited about this month's King's Ginger blog post. It's the first time Fleur has actually acquired a piece of genuine Edwardian royalty memorabilia. But, thanks to the lackadaisical UK postal system, the post has come a little late as Fleur couldn't publish it without having said item in her sweaty mitts! But here it is, a new adventure into the life of King Edward VII - this time Fleur is talking about his good lady wife, Queen Alexandra, a most unexpected pioneer of early photography! Time to get snap happy!

To read more, visit Fleur’s Diary of a Vintage Girl blog