Buried Treasure – Sir Frederick de Gough

Sir Frederick de Gough

You know how it goes – finally, the tidying up in the Man Cave reaches that pile of box files patiently sitting in the corner, and you open them. After the puff of dust subsides, you see forgotten treasure glinting in the gloom!

Sir Frederick de Gough and his brother (the one with the big pointy stick) were the very first pair of Hinchcliffe 25mm metal figures that I ever bought (From Sherman’s Model Shop in Scunthorpe). It must have been over 45 years ago now.

I even soldered the florist’s wire lance on and felt very grown-up doing it. Chromate primer was followed by oils and enamels that have stood the test of time. He has battled his way up and down the length of the (25mm) British Isles over the years. Fred earned his name and achievements from the local Grammar school. Only he remains unchanged.

I will be a bit busy until June, so expect more burrowing into the past as boxes come to light.

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2 responses to “Buried Treasure – Sir Frederick de Gough

  1. Paul A Allcock

    Sherman’s closed down last week!

    • On no! So this piece has unintentionally become another retail obituary. Ron Simpson is still in good health. The family connection is that I am godfather to Ron’s daughter’s (and my late brother’s) son. I spent many happy hours cycling to and from the shop with a heavier backpack and lighter wallet before I left Scunny.

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