Long-term readers of this newsletter know that Charlie has a passion for silver racing cups. July and August always mean yacht racing in the Solent and this summer we have already watched a regatta of splendid classic Fife yachts. As I write powerboats are racing between Bournemouth and Cowes, reaching speeds of 100mph, a far cry from the first races in 1904 when ‘the fastest woman on earth’, Dorothy Levitt, set the water speed record at 19.3mph in Napier.
Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge.