Classic Parts by Charlesworth Mouldings
In response to COVID-19, we’re taking all precautions to keep our staff safe while we stay open for business, in line with HM Government directions.
Following recent announcements regarding the concerns over the new coronavirus variant in the UK, the French government have imposed a 48hr ban on any accompanied freight entering France by road, from the UK. Freight lorries cannot cross by sea or through the Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover has closed to outbound traffic. Ireland has also banned ferries and flights for 48 hours. There are many other countries responding in a similar vein, so we expect significant disruptions to our international services. All European exports and imports will be impacted, plus Canada and, we expect others that will follow.
It is unclear how long these disruptions will remain and we will update this site as soon as we have more information to share. In the meantime we are holding any shipments to Europe and any other countries that have closed their air passenger routes until such a time is appropriate to export.
We know how important these deliveries are to our customers and we would like to thank you for your understanding as we ask for our customers to be as patient as possible during these completely unprecedented times we are all facing. We will of course update you as soon as we can. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause
Charlesworths have had a long association with classic cars and motor sport. Cyril and Joyce bought their first Morgan 4-4 in 1951.
After being unable to source parts to carry out restorations on our own vehicles we decided to produce them ourselves. By using the same moulding methods & materials we could ensure the parts looked and felt original. Applying our usual proven level of production quality control we know they will operate correctly.
Charlesworths have teamed up with Brookes & Adams Ltd www.banda.co.uk to make use of the original moulds & materials to bring back a range of decorative moulded Bandalasta first produce in the 1920's "the ideal picnic and dainty table ware". A range of articles for camping, caravaning, yachting along with tableware for the home. These mouldings were known for their light bright colours & marbled effects, a first for plastic, which until the invention by BIP of their Beetle urea formaldehyde in 1924 had been restricted the dark colours of Bakelite.
All the items are hand made & finished in England in Beetle urea & melamine along with bakelite phenolics. The marbling means that no two pieces are identical but are blended from the same base colours so sets can be built up. If an item is not listed in a colour you would like please contact us.