What's On at Eclectic Gift Shop, Bristol — life before Eclectic

25 years ago, I visited the ship for the very first time...

life before Eclectic

25 years ago, I visited the ship for the very first time...

On this day 50 years ago, the SS Great Britain came home to its final resting place in Bristol’s dry docks. 25 years ago, I visited the ship for the very first time. The home movie below shows some of that day. I still remember it well; being amazed by the cramp living quarters and imagining everyone in tight spaces. Former grand rooms in disrepair and decay, hinting at an opulent past. Who might have dined there and where did they travel? So many hidden stories. So many achievements, so many dreams and struggles. The ship has changed so much...

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Five Years Ago...

life before Eclectic lockdown

Five Years Ago...

Five years ago, I was at Glastonbury Festival enjoying the music, sunshine, rain and all the quirkiness of the event with my sister and a lifelong friend of ours, Emily. I've been enjoying some of the coverage this weekend and thinking about my time there. 
We've all been reflecting a lot during lockdown about how life has changed, where we are, what we have, what we'd like to do next. 
You know lots about the shop so I'm rewinding 5 years to tell you a little about my life back then... 

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