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Alan Lloyd – Kendal’s Pen Man

The ‘Auld Grey Town’s’ best kept secret

Preserving writing instruments from the past

You’ll be delighted you discovered Alan Lloyd’s shop in Stramongate, Kendal. There’s a huge collection of fascinating and intriguing objects involved with writing from years gone by; hydraulic inkwells, bronze nib wipes and ebony quill cutters.

Not to forget those that time has buried in obscurity: Wax Jacks, Bougie Box’s, Pounce Pots, Seals, Dip Pens, and so much more.

Alan is always available for careful advice on that special fountain pen, skilled repairs to a treasured writing piece or a valued gift.

 Inspiring the calligraphers of the future

We arrange and host demonstrations of Calligraphy, these give the opportunity for hands on individual instruction, by skilled and experienced artists.  Booking is essential as places are necessarily limited.

We take delight in introducing people of all ages to the pleasure of the written word, Letters to a Loved One,Invites to a Party, Entries in Daily Journals. The list is truly endless.

Modern pens for any writing style

Co-existing elegantly with the old are beautiful modern fountain pens by Visconti, Onoto, Pelikan, Conway Stewart, Pilot and Laban.

Writing accessories of today include: Handmade Italian leather pen holders, Journals, Inks of many hues and colours, Calligraphy Sets and Inkwells.

Treasured Items from Alan’s Collection