Category Archives: LASSCO Three Pigeons
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...
8 October 2018
Brunswick House Celebrate this Christmas amidst the glint of brass and the sparkle of crystal within the warm furnished rooms of Brunswick House. Fully catered parties of all sizes can be provided for at the rates described below. Brunswick House, with its roaring fires and its shabby genteel dignity, is always at its...
4 October 2018
The busy square outside the Bank of England – “Bank Junction” – is a meeting place of ancient arterial routes at the heart of The City of London; it is ringed by the huge stone classical facades of The Mansion House, The Royal Exchange and The Bank of England. Arriving from the West is “Poultry”,...
29 June 2018
‘Tired of London, tired of life’ they say but still, everyone deserves a day out in the country when the summer arrives. In early June we at LASSCO Ropewalk decided to leave behind the madding crowd’s ignoble strife and take advantage of the sunny weather by travelling out to LASSCO Three Pigeons Inn in rural Oxfordshire for a slap up pub...
3 May 2018
One night, 106 years ago, a small cluster of men with a lifting derrick, ropes, block & tackle and muscle-power would have been seen in a wooded glade on the western bank of The Serpentine in Kensington Gardens. After darkness had fallen, at some point, their work completed, they would have slipped away; what they...
26 March 2018
Please find below the opening hours for the three LASSCO shops – and associated restaurants and market – over the Easter holiday weekend 2018. With the exception of Good Friday, at least one of the shops is open on each day and, if we can help with each others’ enquiries we always will – so...
12 March 2018
Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet, grandson of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet “Concrete Bob” [1847 – 1934] , and Director of the great British construction firm that bears his grandfather’s name, died at the age of 82 last week. Bill, unsurprisingly, given his civil engineering experience was more a hands-on practical man than the nabob...
1 March 2018
From a snowy LASSCO Three Pigeons in Oxfordshire: ***Update: Friday LASSCO Three Pigeons – the Architectural Yard and Shop is Open today (Friday)… but will close early at 3.30pm. We’ll be Open as usual tomorrow (Saturday). The Three Pigeons Pub Restaurant is Closed today (Friday): With some of the team unable to make it in...
10 January 2018
LASSCO has salvaged a number of interesting items from the prominent former Bankside office, Sea Containers House, designed by Warren Platner.
3 July 2017
If you like the smell of fresh tarmac get down to LASSCO Three Pigeons. After weeks of preparatory work, today and tomorrow we have the big pour – followed by the big roll (Mon/Tues 3/4th July 2017). We do need a bigger car park – the new one should be plenty big enough – we...
23 June 2017
The late 17th Century Upper Library at The Queen’s College, Oxford University, is one of the finest rooms in Oxford. It houses the largest and most diverse collections of rare books in any of the University Colleges. We are delighted to have acquired a quantity of oak bookcases that, for the past 160 years, have...
12 June 2017
We would like to thank Chris and Greg of Native Feasts for another superb Pop-Up extravaganza this weekend; a banquet amidst the salvage. Tickets for Friday and Saturday nights were sold out within hours and the happy crowds each night enjoyed cocktails around the firepit before filing in for the Feast. This time dinner –...