We are pleased to present you with our new quarterly newsletter, ‘In the Field’.
In each issue you will find updates from the Shooting Grounds, Gun Rooms and our clothing department as well as interesting things from across the world of Holland & Holland.
The interactive PDF allows you to click through to relevant web pages where you will be able to find out more information.
View the first issue of ‘In the Field’ online now by clicking here.
Craftsman from across Britain were invited to come and celebrate Christmas at Holland & Holland in November. Five craft companies joined over 70 guests at our Bruton Street store to showcase what makes British craftsmanship so special.
All of the crafts on display can be found within the walls of Holland & Holland, who collaborate closely with British companies to produce the finest luxury lifestyle clothing and accessories.
On the night there were demonstrations from Ottewill’s Silversmiths and Darlinton Crystal’s top engraver, who both produce items for the shop. Marc Stevenson of Stevenson Brothers brought along one of their hand carved rocking horse and another could be found in the shop’s Christmas window display.
Renowned enamel crafts company, Halcyon Days gave guests an insight into how they craft their beautiful enamel boxes and bangles. They demonstrated the technique with pieces made exclusively for Holland & Holland.
Wendy Keith sat alongside one of her hand knitters to demonstrate how Holland & Holland’s famous stockings are made. Each pair is entirely handmade and takes two weeks to produce. From Holland & Holland’s London factory, engraver Kirsty Swan was on hand to show guests the precise detail and skill that goes into engraving Holland & Holland shotguns and rifles.
The event gave guests the chance to interact and have a first-hand look at the wonders of British craftsmanship. Click here to view pictures from the event.
Workers in the gun trade took part in the fiercely competitive Gun Trade Annual Pigeon Shoot at the end of October. Nine teams of three competed at the Holland & Holland Shooting Ground, in near perfect conditions. The contest featured a 50-bird shooting competition and was capped off with an exciting 75-bird flurry.
The top team of gun makers, drawn from actual bench workers went to Boss & Co’s Roy Lyu, Simon West and Rob Dixon. They scored a total of 145 and were awarded with the original tankard presented by Boss & Co in 1982.
Westbury Sports, from Wiltshire scooped the award for the top Trade Team, which is made up of front of house staff. Their team of Phil Stokes, Jason Holloway and Richard Holloway managed to score an unbeatable 197. Jason Holloway was also presented with the award for Top Gun with an individual score of 45.
In keeping with tradition, the winning team of gun makers, Boss & Co, are in charge of organising the competition for 2012.
Click here to view more pictures from the event
Rupert Till is displaying his bronze and wire sculptures at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds.
To read more about Rupert Till and the sculptures please click here
This artwork was specially commissioned by Holland & Holland for the Safari Room in December 2010. It is the creation of Central St. Martin graduates Kristjana S Williams and Kate Bonhôte, aka Beyond The Valley, whose richly imaginative work spans the worlds of both fine art and fashion, and has garnered widespread critical acclaim. The piece interweaves fragments of Victorian engraving with contemporary illustration and colouring to conjure a fantastical version of the South African landscape – an imagined space on the Veldt where native species gather peacefully at dusk, and which Williams describes as “a cosmic tropicalia”.
Malcolm Lyell, who was the Managing Director of Holland & Holland died on January 18th aged 89.
To read his full obituary please click here.
Image from Telegraph Website.
THE .375 COMMEMORATIVE “1912-2012 CENTENARY”BOLT ACTION MAGAZINE RIFLE SERIES, NUMBERS: 4901-4925
Over the years Holland & Holland have marked important events in the Company’s history by buildingspecial Commemorative sets of shotguns and rifles. There cannot be any doubt that the centenary of thepeerless .375 H&H Magnum cartridge is such a landmark.
The twenty-five inscribed and numbered rifles will be made to our classic configuration with three levels of features and embellishment. In keeping with previous projects the series of rifles will also be celebrated by the issue of a commemorative brochure.
For Enquiries please contact your closest H&H Gun Room
Click to view further information (No Flash? Click here to view PDF Version)
Available from our Bruton Street Store now..
This privately-published book is an in-depth, long-term study of a remarkable gun and its equally remarkable inventor. George Fosbery had the unique distinction of winning the Victoria Cross armed with a weapon of his own invention, while his part-rifled gun effectively doubled the accurate range of the ball & shot gun.
291 pages, 300 x 228mm, 308 colour and 84 black & white photographs.
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