Restoration of Haddon Rocking Horses
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The fibreglass rocking horses made by Haddon Rockers and Haddon Rocking Horses have a long history that has particularly seen them see active service in schools, hospitals and other settings where they might be ridden very regularly and so their robustness and durability has been important.
The origins of Haddon rocking horse can be traced back to the time when John Labouchere made his first rocking horse for his godson. After making a number of other rocking horse, John and his wife Mary turned the hobby into a business and registered the company around 1970.
Haddon Rockers were first made commercially in Didcot in Oxforshire, England, and sometimes bear a plaque with the wording: 'Haddon Rockers Makers Didcot 4565 Berkshire England'. They were subsequently made in Wallingford, Oxon, and examples from that period are often fitted with a metal plaque with the wording: 'Haddon Rockers, makers and restorers, Wallingford 36165, Oxfordshire, England'.
Kensington Rocking Horses are specialist restorers of Haddon rocking horses and provide expert bespoke restoration and refurbishment in a number of different styles. Please contact us and we will be delighted to provide recommendations, more example photos and costings.
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