You are passing the battlefield of East Stoke on your left (last battle of the War of the Roses, bloodiest battle in British history (we host tours of the battlefield which are organised by Julian Humphries the military historian: we also provide the food here at Stoke Hall) there is a good book by Michael Bennett called 'Lambert Simnel and the Battle of Stoke'.
At the time of the battle, Stoke Hall was a leper colony. We have a statue of St 'Leprosy' Leonard embedded in one of our walls.
It won't be long before you reach the main gates of Stoke Hall situated on your right. Drive past the gates: you are headed further up the road. Next, you will pass under our bridge.
|Drive past these gates||Go under the crumbly bridge|
Go under the bridge and close by you will see another set of gates on your right: these are also labelled as Stoke Hall, this time you turn right and drive through the gates, along a muddy drive, go past the Church towards the big blue gates and park up. We think it looks like La Haye Saint. Ours was built in 1812: I don't know about La Haye Saint.
You have arrived.
|Go through these gates||Go past the church||Foundry is through these big blue gates|
Three hundred Irish warriors are supposed to have been hung alongside the church after the battle. Naked Irishmen are supposed to haunt our property, but no one that we know has run into into them as yet.
Our shop is in our 110 foot long stables to the right as you go in.
The entrance is under the FOUNDRY sign.
These cabinets of painted miniatures are to your right as you enter the shop.
This one is over on the left: it's where we put most of our old Citadel medievals.
The entire Foundry Paint System is displayed in triads next to our main figure cabinet.
We have more cabinets going right down to the far end of the building.
There's a huge variety of historical and fantasy miniatures from the collections of Bryan Ansell and Foundry on display.
Anyone is welcome to use the scenery left out on our bookshelves for wargaming in our shop. We have a large selection of the extremely high quality scenery from the Dark Age and Frostgrave ranges by Adrian's Walls available to use as well as plenty of different trees, rocks and walls.
Wargaming in our shop during Bring Out Your Lead 2017.
Let us know if you would like us to reserve a table for you.