That is top of my list to visit this year Frothy - the Pen Room I mean - love pens of any kind, just got a silver fountain pen from e-bay, and purple ink to fill it with, always used to write in purple ink a bit distinguishable at school though lol.
Did you and Cath enjoy the visit?
i once lived in the hockley area many years ago. this is where i lived, paxton road number 27 off the lodge road.
was demolished in the late sixty's. i remember my twin sisters being born there it was like a scene from call the mid wife lol