Historic Stanfords Sponsors LaunchThe Foundation is very pleased to announce that Stanfords, the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps and travel books, has become the latest sponsor of the launch event at Coventry Transport Museum on 6th October.
First established by Edward Stanford in 1853, the Stanfords flagship store in London's Covent Garden first opened its doors in January 1901 and can justly claim to offer the world's largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof.
Stanfords has been an essential first port of call for adventure and armchair travellers alike for more than a century, including such famous names as Amy Johnson, David Livingstone, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Florence Nightingale, Ranulph Fiennes, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, and even Sherlock Holmes!
At the beginning of his forthcoming visit to the UK, Ted Simon will be giving an evening talk and book signing at Stanfords Bristol on Monday 3rd October and Stanfords London store on 4th October.
Our grateful thanks to Stanfords for supporting the Foundation.