Back in 1982 we spotted a charming old Victorian residence with a shop in one corner with display windows on Abington Avenue and Abington Grove. It had two reception rooms and a bathroom to the rear. We converted the bathroom to an office and the reception rooms were ideal for display, we even light a fire in the lovely old fireplace on cold winter days. Still no central heating!. The back door opened onto a very useful courtyard with gates onto the road for parking and loading with an old two storey coach house across the way. Originally the coach house had a steep ladder up to the first floor but we soon installed a staircase.