LASSCO History

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    The Three Pigeons, Milton Common, Oxfordshire

    22nd
    January 2015
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    LASSCO moved from St. Michael’s Shoreditch to The Three Pigeons Oxfordshire in 2007. The pub we found then was in a terrible state and so were the grounds. We have brought the old Inn back to life. The bar and dining rooms are once again thronged with people – both locals and travellers – and with our Architectural Salvage displayed […]

  • Read More Brunswick House, Vauxhall, London

    Brunswick House, Vauxhall: A short history by Stefan Lorett

    20th
    January 2015
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    Brunswick House – Vauxhall: A Short History In the eighteenth century Brunswick House (originally Belmont House) stood in five and half acres of parkland with its own jetty and a handsome frontage onto the Old Portsmouth Road. Now some two and half centuries later it casts a rueful glance at five lanes of traffic thundering […]

  • Read More Etching showing Brook's envisioned completed church. The colossal bell-tower was never built.

    St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Shoreditch: LASSCO’s home 1979-2007

    19th
    January 2015
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    St. Michael & All Angels Church in Shoreditch, London EC2 was the home of LASSCO from 1979 until 2007. We were “that Architectural Salvage place in that church in East London”. It is tucked into the rabbit warren of Victorian streets that form a triangle south of where Great Eastern Street leaves the Old Street roundabout and heads towards Spitalfields. […]

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    Brunswick House: Setting for a thriller

    27th
    September 2014
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    When Len Deighton was writing “SS-GB” in 1978 – his spy-thriller set in the 1940’s and in a London that had succumbed to Nazi invasion – he would have relished the foggy railway yard and bleak urban landscape that Nine Elms then was: a setting for a gritty denouement. SS-GB by Len Deighton Deighton, the […]

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    LASSCO Ropewalk, Bermondsey: Under the Arches

    10th
    September 2013
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    Our shop at Ropewalk, Maltby St in Bermondsey, South East London, incorporates a fabulous series of Victorian brick-built railway arches. These giant arcades march along the length of The Ropewalk giving us our warehousing and weekend market space. Just eastwards, and now entirely concealed, the railway arches span the River Neckinger that flows into the Thames […]

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    Self Awareness: Three Pigeons, a fictional setting

    23rd
    February 2012
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    At LASSCO Three Pigeons we have discovered that our shop is the star, or at least one of the settings, in a fiction by the celebrated author and broadcaster Will Self. Curiously, each of his 1994 collection of short stories, collectively titled “Grey Area”, is hinged around the stretch of the M40 motorway from Beaconsfield […]

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    Lion Works, Hampstead

    20th
    October 2008
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    Taken by the eminent photographer, Paul Barkshire, in 1981, the evocative photograph below depicts a corner of the former Lion Works premises of George Amos and Son, the company from which LASSCO originates. The photo is part of a collection recently acquired from the National Monuments Record. It was taken using a 1920s Eastman camera, with 8 […]