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Lennox Cato

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Lennox Cato of Lennox Cato Antiques, Edenbridge, established 1978.

A conversation between Lennox Cato and Project Lead Mark Westgarth.

Lennox was born in Grenada and came to the UK with his natural parents in the early 1960s. He was adopted at a very early age by the well-known Brighton antiques dealer 'Dicky' Compton. Lennox opened his first antique shop in The Lanes, Brighton, in 1978, before expanding the business throughout the 1980s, moving to Lewes, before settling in Edenbridge in 1997.  Lennox is well-known for his appearances as one of the furniture experts on BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

In this highly engaging interview Lennox told us about his early beginnings in Brighton, his memories of his father and the antique businesses in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as personal reflections on his own history in the 'trade'.

Photograph, Copyright Lennox Cato Antiques, 2015.