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  • 3 February 2015

    Save Spiegelhalter’s!

    Adrian Amos, LASSCO Chairman writes: “One of my earliest memories was being shown Spiegelhalter’s by my father, Sid Amos, in the mid 1950s. He pointed it out as a ‘sod you’ phenomenon – the ‘independent trader’ against the powerful and corporate – hubris with built-in nemesis. Spiegelhalter’s was dear to the heart of every small businessman in...

  • 22 January 2015

    Cabinets of Curiosity – and size.

    We’re delighted to receive pictures of the “Captain Cook Cabinet” that we salvaged in the summer (2014) at The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, now installed at its new home in Berlin. The mahogany monster – it is 7metres long (23ft) – had sat for over a century in the prime spot on the first floor mezzanine at...

  • 19 November 2014

    LASSCO at The Ashmolean and The V&A

      LASSCO helps re-build William Blake’s printing press at The Ashmolean… Watch out for “William Blake, Apprentice and Master” a landmark exhibition that is about to open at The Ashmolean, Oxford. At LASSCO Three Pigeons we were delighted to work with guest curator Dr Michael Phillips in helping him source characterful and tough English oak...

  • 8 October 2014

    Daily Telegraph: We’re a “Top 50 Interiors Store”

    LASSCO Three Pigeons is chuffed to be included in The Daily Telegraph’s “Top 50 Interiors Stores”. To be rubbing shoulders with The Conran Shop, Habitat and Heal’s is extremely gratifying! “LASSCO By combining showroom with restaurant, the Oxfordshire outpost of this architectural-salvage outfit repeats the trick of its Vauxhall location. It is also the place...

  • 2 October 2014

    Featured in The Oxford Times

    Watch out for The Oxford Times this week. The colour supplement has quite a comprehensive feature on LASSCO Three Pigeons with an interview with the shop manager Anthony Reeve. Most of what he says is true. There’s an alarming number of pictures of him – popping up behind railings, sidling into view by a phone...

  • 30 September 2014

    Uncle Monty’s Library

    Perhaps the most pivotal scene of the film “Withnail and I”, Bruce Robinson’s 1987 cult masterpiece, is the visit of the two protagonists, a pair of hopeless and drunk out-of-work actors in 1969 London, to “Uncle Monty’s” Chelsea house. Their plan was to persuade the rather portly, extremely posh, lascivious and very mad middle-aged bachelor to...

  • 22 September 2014

    Brunswick House: setting for a thriller

    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. Deighton, the celebrated historian, cook and...

  • 28 August 2014

    There’s a hitch…

    Please be aware that this Saturday 30th August at Brunswick House, the shop and restaurant will be closing early at 3pm. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Our fabulous interior is once again lending itself to a special occasion and we need to make ready, so please come and see us but don’t leave...

  • 7 August 2014

    LASSCO in Wilderness

    Look out for our fabulous Tin Tabernacle at The Wilderness Festival this weekend! We ‘ve parked it up for a spot of glamping at Oxfordshire’s best music festival. Dan and Anna from Love Lane Caravans, who created it, will be there to show you its charms. Just imagine going to a festival in your own...

  • 9 May 2014

    Developments at Brunswick House

    Brunswick House – Proposed Development: Tell us what you think. LASSCO, in collaboration with Murray John Architects, have recently submitted a planning application for alterations to the front of Brunswick House. We would like to invite all our customers, friends, local residents and anyone interested to attend a public consultation to view and comment on the proposals....

  • 7 April 2014

    Easter Weekend Opening Hours

    The Three LASSCO shops are adopting differing opening hours this weekend – so you should be able to get your fix of LASSCO at one of them throughout Easter – but please check the opening times below:   LASSCO Three Pigeons in Oxfordshire: Good Friday: Closed but with Limited Viewing available (the Restaurant will be Open) Easter...

  • 14 March 2014

    Dr Edward Haughey, Baron Ballyedmond, 1944-2014

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Dr Edward Haughey, Lord Ballyedmond in a helicopter crash yesterday near his home in Norfolk. Dr Haughey was a regular LASSCO customer  – a rubicund and congenial latter-day Hearst he would fall upon our most grandiloquent stock in the manner that might be expected...