The Lilliput Lane Collectors’ Club was founded in 1986 and since then has welcomed thousands of members from all around the world
The club team, headed by Lynne Thomson, is always delighted to hear from members and to answer any queries about collecting Lilliput Lane cottages, which are all handmade and hand-painted in Great Britain.
As well as the annual symbol of membership, free when you join or renew your membership, there is a special collection of exclusive member-only cottages. The theme of the member-only cottages changes each year, but always reflect an aspect of Britain’s rich and fascinating heritage.
Each year members receive four copies of the club exclusive magazine, Gulliver’s World. This colourful, glossy magazine brings together news about the club, collectors and retailers with illustrated features about the history of selected cottages. Collectors are also sent an annual catalogue showing the full Lilliput Lane range.
Collectors’ Club members are invited to attend club events around Britain, which provide the perfect opportunity to meet Lynne and her colleagues in person, and to find out the latest Lilliput Lane news and stories behind the cottages. An exclusive event-only cottage is available at these fun events, and this usually complements the member-only cottages each year.
So, if you haven’t already joined the Lilliput Lane Collectors’ Club, this celebratory year is certainly the time to do it! Lynne and the team look forward to welcoming you. Membership is just £25.00 per year (UK membership), or £32.00 per year (overseas membership). Existing members should quote their club membership number when ordering club exclusives or merchandise.
Gone Fishin’ Exclusives 2016 to 2017
We have chosen a ‘fishy’ theme for this year’s Collectors’ Club pieces and what a lovely selection we have for you too, with cottages depicting sea fishing, river fly fishing, pieces associated with famous fishing writers and a delightful fish restaurant.
Out To Sea, the symbol of membership features a tiny fisherman’s cottage with rubble walls and scantle roof situated at one end of the small harbour of Mullion Cove, or Porth Mellin. A Fishy on a Dishy has been inspired by English’s of Brighton, which is situated in The Lanes, famous for its winding narrow streets of fishing cottages, pubs and smugglers’ hideaways! Considered to be one of Brighton’s best places for the freshest, tastiest local seafood.
The One That Got Away has a river running past the garden. But, not just any old river, for it is none other that the Bourne Rivulet immortalised in Harry Plunket Greene’s Where the Bright Waters Meet — a Mecca for fly fishing connoisseurs.
Finally, Gone Fishin’, specially created to complement the club exclusives, is only available at special Lilliput Lane Collectors’ Club events. Inspired by The Fisherman’s Temple on the banks of the River Dove, this folly was built in 1674 by Charles Cotton, the owner of Beresford Hall, in honour of his friend Isaac Walton — world-famous author of The Compleat Angler (1653).