COUNTY YARNS - Badge of Battle

The popular Battle Royal commemorative pewter badge
The popular Battle Royal commemorative pewter badge
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The Sussex Express featured the excellent Battle Royal commemorative pewter badge last week and the story sparked a rush of sales for a product that was already selling very well indeed.

Colin Torode of East Dean-based Lionheart Replicas, worked day and night to keep up with demand.

Over 300 badges have been sold already at Hugh Rae, the gentleman’s outfitter in Lewes High Street, opposite the Barbican. The shop has had another delivery this week so you still have the opportunity to acquire this unique souvenir priced at just £4 each.

Incidentally, working with metal is in Colin’s blood; his family have been blacksmiths since at least the 18th century.

He’s the proud custodian of a pump plate cast in lead by his great great grandfather in 1858.