Category Archives: LASSCO Three Pigeons
5 October 2020
The LASSCO Ropewalk yard is closed for business from October 22nd when our flooring yard and showroom will be moving to Brunswick House.
6 August 2020
“Where do you get all this stuff from?”. “Who is going to buy that?”…. are recurring questions we are asked at LASSCO. Sometimes we can tell you the whole story: both where something came from, and where it ended up. This is the second of these Lockdown ramblings (the first was “The Tale of the...
4 June 2020
On Monday 15th June 2020: LASSCO re-opens. During the Lockdown we haven’t stopped trading; our skeleton team has enjoyed making fantastic deals throughout the last few weeks, selling remotely via our website. The astute have grabbed glorious bargains in a Lockdown Clearance section of the website (it continues for now but don’t miss it). We...
13 May 2020
If there’s a recurring question from customers – agog at the glorious salvage crammed into the LASSCO shops and yards in Oxfordshire and London – it is “Where do you get all this stuff from?”. Another is “Who is going to buy that?”. The answer to the first is: “Take a seat – this is...
28 April 2020
JAMES MORTIMER 23rd October 1930 – 20th April 2020 A long standing friend of LASSCO, we first got to know James when he came to St Michael’s Shoreditch to take some snaps for a John Diamond piece for the Sunday Times in the late 1970s. Immediately we warmed to him – a ‘bon viveur’, a ‘roue’,...
25 March 2020
Greetings and good health to all our friends, customers, colleagues and suppliers. In these unusual and rather worrying times, LASSCO has had to limit access to our fabulous shops, and now, as part of the nationwide effort to disable the Corona virus we have, for the time being, closed them entirely. It all feels very...
3 December 2019
If you’re fed up of the seemingly limitless selection of bland, kitsch Christmas decorations that are available everywhere this time of year, LASSCO may be able to elevate your festive scenes to new heights with our selection of ornate plaster casts.
12 June 2019
In 1998 “Salvo News”, the trade newspaper for the Architectural Salvage trade, ran a small piece detailing the plight of a very old chopped-up plaster ceiling – stacked in the stables of a house in Derbyshire. Peter Hone, these days LASSCO’s consultant Plaster Caster, who has never been able to resist any such opportunity, leapt...
22 May 2019
Monday the 27th of May is Spring Bank Holiday in the UK. Our opening hours are as follows: LASSCO Three Pigeons – Oxfordshire Saturday 25th May: Open as usual 9am to 5pm Sunday 26th May: Closed as usual Bank Holiday Monday 27th May: Closed LASSCO Brunswick House – Vauxhall Saturday 25th...
19 February 2019
At LASSCO Three Pigeons we’ve had all kinds of fun this month salvaging “sectional bookcases” from the library of a Surrey-based Architectural Historian. Over the years, his library had got so out of control that the light-switch could only be reached by threading a broomstick through one of the many teetering mountains of architectural tomes....
4 January 2019
We are delighted to welcome Foster & Gane as they take up residence at The Three Pigeons alongside LASSCO. Foster & Gane, over many years, are renowned exhibitors at Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. Occupying permanent retail space for the first time, they have deftly adapted what was the pub/restaurant space of the old...
30 October 2018
The origins of LASSCO (The London Architectural Salvage & Supply Company) can be traced way back through “Geo. Amos & Son” – a cabinet makers in the East End – to sawyers at Spilmersford Mill on the Tyne in East Lothian in Georgian times. It was in the 1970’s that Adrian Amos saw the opportunity...