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The train now arriving at Lostwithiel...

Thursday 4th July 2013

Vintage toy trains and quality decorative antiques add to the rich mix of Lostwithiel’s antiques and vintage shops when George Alfred Emporium officially opens on Antiques Sunday, July 14th.

Based on Queen Street, at the head of Fore Street, the new shop offers a mixture of rare model trains and memorabilia and stylish decorative items.

Husband and wife team Nigel and Suzan Grinstead have been collecting for years, though this is their first venture into the retail world.

"Collecting toy trains was a childhood passion that just never stopped," says Nigel. "When we relocated to Cornwall, Lostwithiel seemed the obvious place to set up shop. The town has a great friendly feel and we’ve certainly been made to feel welcomed."

Everywhere you look in the Emporium there are rare and unusual gems. From the earliest working model trains to a unique collection of china from Blair Atholl Castle, Nigel and Suzan have put together a beautifully presented display to launch their new shop.

George Alfred Emporium opens its doors on Sunday July 14th – along with Lostwithiel’s antiques shops, monthly antiques fair and newly established monthly vintage fair.