Original Vintage & Restored Leather Keyrings for Classic Cars & Motorcycles


About Classic Leather Fobs


Classic Leather Fobs began in a boat shed at Burnham Overy on the North Norfolk coast in 2006 and is proud to be providing a service generally unavailable elsewhere to the owners of classic vehicles needing original & restored keyrings to use with their vehicles .

Original vintage keyrings for classic vehicles and also original keyfob badges with restored leather keyfobs can be seen and ordered from the website shop.

An ever increasing part of the work is now repairing keyrings for customers .

Keyrings are shipped all over the world .

This is a one-man business with just one craftsman who works on his own in a  workshop now located in Old Bolingbroke – a small village on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds on the East Coast of England.

There will have been a saddlery here in this village for over a thousand years making important leather goods for working men and working horses.

The only leather work carried on here now is the repair and restoration of leather keyrings  for the classic vehicles which replaced those horses and have now been replaced themselves by modern high tech vehicles which are no longer used with leather keyrings.

The leather repair work is carried out entirely by hand using traditional methods and materials  and the quality of the workmanship is greatly appreciated by those who remember the standards of workmanship which were commonplace all those years ago before techniques of mass production took over the world.

Apart from the original vintage unrestored keyrings which are on offer in the website shop, keyrings are produced for general use in a variety of interesting leathers and restored automotive keyrings are offered with original vintage badges which are between 30 and 60 years old which have been remounted onto new leather keyfobs so that the keyring can continue it’s travels for many years ahead .

Repair of customer’s keyrings

Keyrings which customers or their family members have owned and used for many years may eventually need a new leather keyfob fitting .

Those keyrings have often become trusted talismans which have travelled everywhere with their owner on their journeys through life .

A major part of our work is repairing these original keyrings for their owners where the original leather keyfob has quite simply worn out just like an old pair of leather shoes .

Original vintage keyrings and original vintage keyfob badges which have been remounted onto new leather keyfobs.

A very good range of original vintage keyrings can be found for sale in the website shop.

Many of these can be 50 years old or even older and whilst some have never been used and are in mint ‘new old stock’ condition – others have ‘had a life’ and are showing signs of wear.

If the original leather keyfob is no longer in a serviceable condition then the badge is remounted onto a new leather keyfob and listed in the website shop described as an original badge which has been remounted onto a new leather keyfob.

This is the road across the High Wold which leads to the workshop.

Kings and Queens passed along here in former days when Lincolnshire was an important place.

Leading down the hill towards the workshop which is just at the foot of the hill.

King Henry IV of England ( son of John of Gaunt ) was born at The Castle here in 1367.

Oliver Cromwell and his Parliamentarian troops came down these hills in 1643 during the English Civil War to lay siege to The Castle in the village which was garrisoned by Royalist forces.

On 11th October 1643 Cromwell and his troops ascended the hill behind the village and met with Royalist reinforcements at Winceby Field just over the brow of the hill.

The ensuing Battle of Winceby resulted in the deaths of over 750 Royalist troops and Cromwell won the day for Parliament despite famously having his own horse shot from beneath him.

Had Cromwell been killed on that day then the future of England and maybe the rest of the world could have been changed .

East Kirkby Heritage Centre is now visited by many thousands of visitors from all over Europe and the rest of the world each year. It serves as a place of remembrance for aircrew of all nations who sacrificed their lives during those dark days of World War II. Photograph by kind permission of Lee Ballard www.anwickphotography.co.uk
Just over a mile away from the workshop is East Kirkby Airfield which was home to 57 Squadron and 630 Squadron ( Bomber Command ) during World War II.

212 operations were flown from this airfield resulting in the loss of 121 Lancaster bombers together with the lives of over a thousand young men.