Sitting on the corner of Salisbury road and Queen street Richmond is a store that doubles as a museum and meeting place for collectors and historians alike. Its an interesting and quirky place to visit with friendly staff who have many regular's come for a weekly visit.
Last month I took my camera and spent a morning with Logan and Maria at Richmond Antiques and Curios.
Maria Martin tells me that she brought the family business from the original owner, antique enthusist Rob Packer. Rob who still works in the current store three days a week established Richmond Antiques & Curios in 1987 beside the Arthur Wakefield. Rob works with owner Maria and full timer Logan who says he is "passionate about all things archeological, dug up and broken".
The final items I would like to share with you have a special story behind them. These two old and tattered Indian dolls belonged to a little girl called May. May lived during the Indain rebellion wars of 1854 between the British and the Sepoys where she was a member of a British Lieutenants family. During a raid where an entire town was massacred the childs nanny hid the girl with her dolls, telling her not to move or make a sound. The nanny sacrificed her own life and saved the little girls. All that remains today of the girl and the story are these dolls, far away from that time and world, now resting in newspaper at Richmond Antiques.