BYGONES CORNER - Vintage & Retro Treasures

Rural Bygones & Collectables Shop

Paul & Melanie Riddleston welcome you to come along to their Rural Bygones Shop which set in the heart of the picturesque village of POLSTEAD. The shop is located in barn which was originally the village blacksmiths, some 80 – 100 years ago.


Having been born & brought up in Polstead, Paul moved away from the village when he was 19 to persue his adult life & career. He still had links with the village & when he met Melanie 19 years ago they returned to the village to be married at St Marys Church.


Paul has always had a passion for the country life & an avid interest in anything rural, including tractors. It was this, combined with Melanie’s love of Vintage Advertising, Collectables/Curios & Books that bore the idea of “BYGONES CORNER"


Paul & Melanie are both passionate about the things they collect & wish to extend their passion to the items they will be selling. They are excited about returning to the village & look forward to seeing old friends & meeting new ones.