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December 17, 2018

A Victory for Babar

by Matthew Steeples

IFAW secure a ban on the sale of most items of ivory in the UK with the assistance of Michael Gove MP and ‘Fake or Fortune’s’ Philip Mould   Elephants love Wednesday, and so will you. Elephants remember Wednesday as if it was only Tuesday. Anthony T. Hincks, author.   Last week, the International Fund … Continue reading “A Victory for Babar”

June 8, 2017

A Question of Borwick

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples asks Conservative candidate for Kensington Lady Borwick five questions; he put the same to the Liberal Democrats Annabel Mullin also whilst Labour’s Emma Dent Coad failed to respond   In the final hours of the 2017 General Election campaign, I asked the Conservative candidate for Kensington, Lady Borwick, five questions I considered relevant … Continue reading “A Question of Borwick”

August 22, 2013

Hawking The Hempel

by Matthew Steeples

Contents of The Hempel Hotel to be sold at auction   The contents of Bayswater’s iconic The Hempel Hotel, originally designed by Anouska Hempel, are to be sold following the building’s sale to British Land for £33 million in March.

July 14, 2013

Amelia Rope: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

by Matthew Steeples

20 questions with chocolatier Amelia Rope   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Drive and determination.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Keep it simple, remain focused and go for it.  

May 1, 2013

John Challis: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

by Matthew Steeples

The Steeple Times asks actor John Challis, best known for playing Boycie in “Only Fools and Horses”: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Marlene is my guiding force at all times. Listen to your wife. She knows best.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, … Continue reading “John Challis: “What’s on your mantelpiece?””

February 18, 2013

A Smart move

by Matthew Steeples

The sale of the home of a circus heir and the revival of Billy Smart’s Circus   Billy Smart, Sr. (1894 – 1966), a travelling showman and father of 10 children (he was himself one of 23), bought a circus in 1946 and quickly became known as an extraordinary entertainer. One of his son’s, Billy … Continue reading “A Smart move”

June 4, 2012

Virginia McKenna OBE

by Matthew Steeples

This British actress is best known for playing Joy Adamson in the true-life film Born Free alongside her real-life husband, Bill Travers (1957 – 1994).  She’s also starred in the Ring of Bright Water, The Camomile Lawn and Swallows and Amazons but it is for her work as a wildlife campaigner that McKenna is best … Continue reading “Virginia McKenna OBE”

April 27, 2012

Edward “Ed” Waites

by Matthew Steeples

Land Rover driving animal sculptor based in Newmarket who also greatly enjoys rugby. His works can be found in various royal collections and other patrons include Lady Bamford and Ivan Massow.

Alexander Mavros

by Matthew Steeples

The eldest of four brothers, Alex is a scion of the oldest family in Zimbabwe. His family’s business creates masterpieces in silver, gold and leather and brings the mystique of Africa to the West. Their patrons include HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Denzel Washington and J. K. Rowling.

April 9, 2012

The worthy Mr Waites

by Matthew Steeples

Profile: Sculptor Edward Waites   Continuing my series of profiles of up and coming talent, it was a pleasure to recently meet the extremely talented Suffolk based sculptor Edward Waites.   A specialist in animal sculpture, 24-year old Waites is largely self-taught. Leopards, lions, rhinos, horses and bulls are a firm favourite as subjects and … Continue reading “The worthy Mr Waites”

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