Do you collect something? Would you call yourself a collectaholic?
So often these days we tend to over prune our 'stuff' - with relatively small living spacesthat come with living in London there's not too much space to keep things anyway. But often there are the small and large collections that are far too dear to our heart not to keep. And these things should be kept - whether you have space or not - as they bring you joy, or memories, or provide you with something calming to do maybe. A collection of cameras, books, or radios much like Gerry Wells has can be a massively for-filling pastime that shouldn't be confused with hobbies that are just for those who are past it!
Safestore is making a stand for the weird and wonderful ‘stuff’ we collect and have delved into the collections of three collectaholics. Maybe if you fancy starting a collection of something these videos could give you some inspiration!
The second in the series of videos which you can see above explores Gerry Wells’ collection of vintage wireless radios. Wells was a self-confessed obsessive who fell in love with radios when he started fixing them in his garden shed as a young boy. He built his collection into a museum worthy curation which you can visit by appointment in London.