HORNBY: Following the closure of the Canadian Hornby importer in 2023 we have contacted Hornby numerous times to secure continued supply of Hornby products to supply our Canadian customers. Unfortunately Hornby steadfastly refuse to communicate with us. Regretfully we have concluded that Hornby has no desire to support the Canadian market. As stocks of Hornby products are exhausted we are replacing these products with products from other manufacturers.
Did you know that James Spratt was born in America and died in 1880, yet his Dog Cakes were manufactured in Poplar in East London and first sold to country gentlemen for their sporting dogs?
The well-preserved factory still exists today.
Also interesting is that one of his clerks was Charles Cruft, who later went on to found the famous dog shows!