• Whatever Happened to Thomas Foulkes, Ltd?

    From denys_jazzblues@hotmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Oct 17 09:02:42 2016
    An amazing trip down memory lane. I had no idea how popular Foulks was with the British provinces overseas. Like all of you commenting I spent many hours perusing the various boating stuff there whilst building my 25 ft sloop in a dock land shed in the
    east end of London.
    Amazing nostalgia but not enough customers with money enough to sustain the business.
    There is a moral here as multinationals consume everything in there path ( hitch hikers guide to the galaxy ) watch while all of our much loved small retailers at the corner or under the railway arches disappear.
    But where are the Foulks family now. Did they move on and open a marina .

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  • From andreane.thomas@gmail.com@21:1/5 to denys_j...@hotmail.com on Tue Dec 5 14:16:33 2017
    On Monday, 17 October 2016 17:02:54 UTC+1, denys_j...@hotmail.com wrote:
    An amazing trip down memory lane. I had no idea how popular Foulks was with the British provinces overseas. Like all of you commenting I spent many hours perusing the various boating stuff there whilst building my 25 ft sloop in a dock land shed in the
    east end of London.
    Amazing nostalgia but not enough customers with money enough to sustain the business.
    There is a moral here as multinationals consume everything in there path ( hitch hikers guide to the galaxy ) watch while all of our much loved small retailers at the corner or under the railway arches disappear.
    But where are the Foulks family now. Did they move on and open a marina .

    I'm looking for a particular catalogue which my husband produced for Thomas Ffoulkes Limited where it had special design with the "M" of Thomas, don't know the year but I'd like to get this catalogue for him as a surprise christmas present.

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  • From endlesssummer58@gmail.com@21:1/5 to andrean...@gmail.com on Wed Dec 13 11:39:10 2017
    On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:16:36 PM UTC-8, andrean...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Monday, 17 October 2016 17:02:54 UTC+1, denys_j...@hotmail.com wrote:
    An amazing trip down memory lane. I had no idea how popular Foulks was with the British provinces overseas. Like all of you commenting I spent many hours perusing the various boating stuff there whilst building my 25 ft sloop in a dock land shed in
    the east end of London.
    Amazing nostalgia but not enough customers with money enough to sustain the business.
    There is a moral here as multinationals consume everything in there path ( hitch hikers guide to the galaxy ) watch while all of our much loved small retailers at the corner or under the railway arches disappear.
    But where are the Foulks family now. Did they move on and open a marina .

    I'm looking for a particular catalogue which my husband produced for Thomas Ffoulkes Limited where it had special design with the "M" of Thomas, don't know the year but I'd like to get this catalogue for him as a surprise christmas present.

    i just found a May 1985 catalogue, in my old filing cabinet. i thought i'd check to see if they were still in business. sad to hear, great place.

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  • From pcwdanvers@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun May 3 06:46:35 2020
    I worked there too as a Saturday job in the 1970's. Fascinating place.

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  • From moearrows@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Paul Mathews on Sat Jun 20 13:59:43 2020
    On Monday, October 13, 1997 at 1:00:00 AM UTC-6, Paul Mathews wrote:
    Does anyone know the story of the demise of the
    famous London ship's chandler, Thomas Foulkes, Ltd?

    Back in the early 80s, many of us took advantage of
    a high US$ and bought lots of gear from TFL, and I
    always wanted to see the place. However, I took a copy
    of the 1988 catalog along with me to London last week,
    and followed their directions out to Leytonstone to look
    them up. They have vanished without a trace, and the
    locals said that they'd gone bankrupt a few years back.

    I'd appreciate hearing any further details. Thanks.

    Paul Mathews, KD7ZI

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  • From carletonb2006@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jun 26 08:29:39 2020
    My grandmas first cousin was Thomas foulkes grandad the famous inventor of the following filing cabinet.

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  • From mike collins@21:1/5 to carlet...@gmail.com on Fri Apr 23 06:08:24 2021
    On Friday, June 26, 2020 at 4:29:40 PM UTC+1, carlet...@gmail.com wrote:
    My grandmas first cousin was Thomas foulkes grandad the famous inventor of the following filing cabinet.
    The demise of Thomas Foulke in Leytonstone was some time ago but his spirit still lives on . The chandlery Barge in Swanick hampshire still provides the real Aladins cave that was Thomas Foulkes, new and second hand gear and Items that are hard to find,
    and whats more it is still run by members of the Foulkes Family. my first boat was fitted out with parts from Leytonstone and my current boat relies heavily on spares from swanick.

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  • From Tony Collins@21:1/5 to mike collins on Sat Nov 6 05:10:17 2021
    On Friday, 23 April 2021 at 14:08:25 UTC+1, mike collins wrote:
    On Friday, June 26, 2020 at 4:29:40 PM UTC+1, carlet...@gmail.com wrote:
    My grandmas first cousin was Thomas foulkes grandad the famous inventor of the following filing cabinet.
    The demise of Thomas Foulke in Leytonstone was some time ago but his spirit still lives on . The chandlery Barge in Swanick hampshire still provides the real Aladins cave that was Thomas Foulkes, new and second hand gear and Items that are hard to find,
    and whats more it is still run by members of the Foulkes Family. my first boat was fitted out with parts from Leytonstone and my current boat relies heavily on spares from swanick.
    I worked at Foulkes' from 1978-1983, I have great memories of the place and the staff. The highlight was the London Boat show at Earls Court, also did the Southampton show at Mayfair park a few times, however I did miss-out on my turn for the Miami show!

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