The Onion Barn; A Refit of the Doe & Hope HQ

The home of Doe & Hope, The Onion Barn, is now open by appointment with an emphasis on quality, not quantity, and an atmosphere quite unlike anywhere else so if there is an item in our inventory you'd like to handle just drop us a line... A special building, onion barns are valued historically especially in this region and the nineteenth century Victorian building has an immense amount of charm inside and out. We promise the ambiance here is unique. Visits can be made by appointment only...      

Read more

Terror & Wonder at The British Library; October 2014

As I scuttled along the train tracks into the smoke to visit the British Library’s new exhibition Terror and Wonder; The Gothic Imagination I started to ask myself a few questions about Gothic culture, such as, where will they start the story? Where will objects come into the presentation (for that is important to me from my perspective) and how important will they be in the presentation of the theme? …And come to think of it how does one distill the Gothic into a sentence? My questions were answered rather emphatically for the most part. Arriving, the exhibition is suitably...

Read more