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Bonkers about Barbour
  And when he isn’t waxing lyrical about Barbour to like-minded customers from all over the world, he is sourcing vintage Barbour jackets or liaising with his three seamstresses who carry out the repairs.
“I decided to set up Barbouretum on the market six months ago,” he said. The business has taken off, mainly by word of mouth, and most wax jacket fans are looking for vintage items.
Tim said: “My father gave me my first waxed jacket in 1975 and I have been hooked ever since.”
“People are looking for vintage and bespoke Barbour jackets,” Tim said. His most expensive item was a jacket dating from 1939, but Tim and his customers love all the jackets — as long as they are Barbour.
After a career in the Royal Navy, he decided to start a business refurbishing and selling vintage waxed jackets on his local market in Ludlow. He now has customers across the country and as far afield as Sydney, Australia.
Market Times • December 2017
 FORMER Royal Navy man Tim Score has turned his passion for Barbour waxed jackets into a flourishing market business called Barbouretum.
his grandson, Duncan, a keen motorcyclist, who pioneered the wax cotton jackets which have gone from a must-have British country clothing item to urban chic.
 “It’s been a hobby which has become a passion, or more accurately an obsession,” Tim said.
He is so knowledgeable about all things Barbour that he has applied to be a contestant on the BBC’s Mastermind, with Barbour as his specialist subject.
For the uninitiated, the company was founded by John Barbour as an oil cloth importer in South Shields in 1894, but it was
His wife, Marie, said Stuart, an NMTF life member, died after a short but brave fight against cancer. “We had retired and we were just beginning to enjoy life,” she said. Stuart was 64.
THE Making Markets Matter campaign will be back next summer and the NMTF has already taken bookings for three events in 2018.
the MMM event next year find more information at matter.
The campaign is booked on a first come, first served basis and a £500 deposit will be needed to secure a date for 2018.
There you will be able to complete an enquiry form — or alternatively ring Vanessa Higginbottom on 01226 352812.
If you’re interested in staging
Don’t leave it too late to book and miss out on a great day!
  Bidding farewell to fruit and veg man Stuart Jones
STUART Jones, a market trader all his working life, has died two- and-a-half years after retiring from Barnsley’s May Day Green Market.
 Stuart’s stall was called Superfruits and he sold fruit and veg and Christmas trees and wreaths each December.

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