There is no sensible place to start my explanation only that certain things have always interested me.
Cars have been with me since the age of 10 really, models mainly until I was 14 years old when I thought I would build a Jago based Ford Pop, anyway without boring you through my 50+ car history I’m still into them, along with property, beer, World War Two history, good design and a few other things.
As a company we get involved in finding auto memorabilia, strange artefacts and cars for both private clients and companies. We can design and convert garages or man caves into something very special. Shop Interiors.
We also offer various gifts and decorative items for both private and trade buyers.
The name comes from those super films of the war years and after when very well to do ladies would receive a phone call from a black table top handset and politely state “kensington five6 five6”, I love the simplicity that such a short description could only mean it was her telephone number in the whole world!
In the last five years I have met several people who also have the same similar interests, there all good guys & time spent with them is always fun & fulfilling so I started to think there must be more people locally who might want to read about such things, maybe meet for an evening drink, hook up at the Goodwood Revival or Breakfast club.
My second thought, as normally with me; can I run this somehow as a business too, can I grow this in the long term to something I could operate full time? After all going to work with a smile on your face has to be one of your working life goals, normally reserved for the likes of Bacon roll tasters, Ferrari test drivers, swim wear model photographers ( risky comment, I know) etc. As I have been an estate agent ( stay with me here) selling mainly outside the UK I started to think of property & what type might appeal to the readers of this website, so as time goes on I will endeavour to offer property that reflects a certain lifestyle, something that would enhance a hobby maybe? So homes with a large area for car storage or maybe enough land for an airstrip or model railway layout. The thought of contacting every estate agent over a few counties for something specific would take a while so if this website could be the focal point for such unique properties I think it would help.
I hope Kensington five6 five6 will become a great brand, the long term aim is have selected retail units across the country that will encompass cars, property, memorabilia and bespoke associated retail. Firstly will will be selling various design products and antiques to keep the business moving and to reach more people who might just like what we are trying to do.
I you like what you have read and think you might want to get involved some way please contact me.