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  1. June 30, 2021

    A historic Claude Lyons letter cover from 1946

    Ebay seller, Mt Woodson Sales, has listed an original 1946 cover from Claude Lyons Limited. The letter was sent from the business’ first address at 76 Old Hall Street, Liverpool.


    Claude Lyons, was in contact with many radio enthusiasts in the USA at the time, as the Americans were seen to be more advanced in new science.


    The letter cover is likely to be from one of these correspondences, addressed to Messrs. Radio Corporation of America.


    Lewis Lyons managed the original sales office at the time after Claude Lyons took charge of a new London office that they opened in 1930.


    Claude first set up an electronics business at the Liverpool address in 1918. The firm later became Claude Lyons Ltd in 1927, by which time Lewis was also management and a shareholder.


    To enquire about any Claude Lyons or Lyons Instruements items please contact one of our product specialists.

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  2. April 30, 2021

    Apple Pay now available at checkout

    Apple Pay is now an optional payment method on all of our sites.


    If you have an Apple device, you can checkout using this fast and convenient payment option when using the Safari browser.


    Save time entering payment information and addresses using this secure method.


    For more information on Apple Pay, please click here.

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  3. April 19, 2021

    The Allendale Group reached its 18th Birthday on Friday!

    We are proud to announce that our team has supplied products to loyal customers for the last 18 years.
    Our customer base has grown beyond our expectations since 2003, and so has our business.
    We now have 12 separate e-commerce stores that deliver to customers in over 165 countries and our own manufacturing and distribution facility in China.
    Thank you to our customers for your continued support, and of course to our amazing staff who have kept working hard throughout this last year.
    Many more exciting plans to come!
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  4. February 24, 2021

    Servicing a Claude Lyons TS Voltage Stabiliser that is 32 years young

    Our team recently went to service a Claude Lyons TS Voltage Stabiliser which has been in constant operation since 1989.


    After 32 years of use, this impressive unit required no new parts during its inspection (just the removal of a few cobwebs). It was designed and manufactured in the UK, just as they continue to be, and the condition of this unit is a testament to the build quality.

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  5. December 30, 2020

    Wind turbines create record breaking electricity following Storm Bella

    Record breaking electricity has been generated from wind turbines this Boxing Day as result of Storm Bella. Providing 50.7% of Great Britain’s electricity on the day, the 100mph winds exceeded previous records from August 21st this year. The electricity was also generated by 21.1% nuclear power and 14.6% fossil gas.

    The last decade has been described to have experienced a ‘renewables revolution’ by a Drax Electric Insights spokesperson and the news has further encouraged Government priorities for energy saving and sustainable energy.

    A Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial revolution, introduced by the Government in November, pledged for every home in the UK to be powered by offshore wind, anticipating a surge in power produced reaching 40GW by 2030. On the list we were also presented with the Green Homes Grant scheme and new and advanced nuclear power.

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  6. December 18, 2020

    ROC Cases F3 Car at Silverstone Experience

    F3 car sponsored by our ROC Cases currently at the Silverstone Experience.

    The Silverstone Experience features hands-on displays and fascinating car and racing memorabilia from over 70 years.

    We have been sponsors of the University of Wolverhampton’s F3 Cup team and Formula Student Car for the past year and are proud to see it displayed at Silverstone. Our ROC Cases logo can be seen on the wings of the car, in full view at race days and now at the Silverstone Experience.

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  7. December 09, 2020

    Delays at Shipping Ports

    As you may be aware following recent news headlines, there are currently serious issues at UK shipping ports due to COVID-19 and Brexit stockpiling.

    This is affecting our stock flow and despite our best efforts, pre orders, special order and back order items are seeing some delays.

    This can affect any item, including those coming from our UK suppliers, where their manufacturing is based outside of the UK

    We are doing our best to keep our customers updated, however the situation is ever changing and we are given little notice of changes.

    We will email you upon despatch on your order.

    Please note, this only affects items which are out of stock at time of purchase.

    Stocked items are shipped same working day for orders received prior to 3pm.

    We thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

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  8. October 28, 2020

    Allendale joins 'Love Hoddesdon'

    Helping to improve our local area and work together with local businesses”

    We are pleased to announce that we have joined the “Love Hoddesdon” team. They raise around £100k a year from 200 businesses in the town to fund work to help local businesses prosper and attract more shoppers & visitors to the town and we cannot wait to get more involved!

    Allendale was founded in Hoddesdon and has been our headquarters home since 2003. Recently awarded with ‘Business of the Year – East Herts’ at the Herts Chamber event 2019, our company is thriving, with our own manufacturing and distribution facilities in the USA and China.

    Read more about ‘Love Hoddesdon’ and what they do here -

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  9. October 09, 2020

    Allendale Pub Style Quiz

    Another fabulous round of our Allendale Pub Style quiz!

    Thank you to Jo for organising another fun quiz for all our team.

    Made up of 8 rounds, we had some competition on the Girl Power and It’s Raining Men rounds, and some very confused faces at the Intros of songs in the Music round. We also had an Animal, Food & Drink, General Knowledge, Logos and Mystery round, giving everyone their chance to shine!

    It was lovely to see some old faces and get all of our colleagues together for a night of laughs and rivalry – even if it was through our screens.

    Ryan managed to score the most points this week; the rest of us better start practising as he’s the one to beat for our next Quiz!

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  10. October 01, 2020

    Business or the Year - East Herts

    Throwback Thursday – Looking back at our Business of the Year – East Herts first place award at the Herts Chamber event last year!

    We are also very proud for reaching 7 final awards and for our runners up titles for Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year and Business of the Year – Small to Medium.

    The Judges commended our team for our “innovative and responsible approach” to customers and “strong growth” in our “impressive business.

    Another huge thank you to everyone in our team for their hard work!

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