There is no mention in the book of his romance with Bibiana.
But tellingly, he writes about his wife in the past tense as he says: “Success also comes at a price and can change people and circumstance, as Kay and I have both come to realise.
The best-known initiative is the prohibition (effective from c.
1896: Elkington was forced to change its mark in 1898) of stamping plated wares with the "crown", to avoid misunderstanding with the symbol identifying the Sheffield Assay Office. Dixon & Sons Dobson & Sons Eley family Elkington & Co Emes family Fattorini & Sons Fox family Garrard & Co S.
Old Sheffield Plate and Electroplated silver are not subject to this practice and the regulation issued by the authorities had the main objective of preventing possible frauds by unscrupulous sellers of plated ware. “It was a charmed life, a self-centred life and I’d often experience a huge sense of anti-climax when I returned home.” In 2003, Webb feared he would miss the Division Two play-off final between QPR and Cardiff due to the overdue birth of their youngest daughter.He writes: “Our baby was due on the 11th but, ten days later, the stubborn little minx was still a no-show.The first was Elkington (1841), followed by Walker & Hall (1884) and Mappin & Webb (but other less known makers tried to do something similar). The key to decrypt Elkington date system is well known and widely illustrated in my website ( click here for Elkington page), that of Walker & Hall is known (but not disclosed as covered by copyright), while that of Mappin & Webb is, to the best of my knowledge, still unknown.
“We wouldn’t become an item for another three years — she had a long-term boyfriend — but I remember being immediately drawn to this friendly, fun-loving and vivacious blonde who took this wet-behind-the-ears new boy under her wing.” The couple eventually tied the knot in 1995 and went on to have three children together.