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A little bit of Farley History

We celebrated our 50th Birthday in 2012 and we think this is a monumental achievement worth shouting about! We’re a family business and are currently run by the second and third generations of the Farley family. The business was started back in 1962 by Joseph and Madalyn Farley. Joe was an artist and picture framer who, after a chance visit by a set decorator to his frame shop, saw a market for the hire of furniture for film and television and Farley prop hire was born. He started by hiring the few pieces that he had in the shop as well as his paintings which he would produce on a commission basis for productions like The Avengers and the original Casino Royale. He then moved on to ransacking the family home to satisfy the growing demand. Nothing was safe, from the kitchen pots and pans to the children’s beds, if it wasn’t nailed down, it hired! We have since expanded from the small shop on Lambs Conduit Street to large warehouse showrooms on Brunel Road. The stock has grown considerably over the years with new additions all the time.

Through a lot of hard work, passion and drive we have been able to become the UK’s premier antique prop hire company and it is thanks to our dedicated team and loyal customers that we have been able to continue.

Our client base is now more diverse than ever but the film industry is still at the heart of what we do. The UK film industry is thriving and we hope that it continues to produce some of the best films in the world so that we can continue to build on what we have achieved, for another 50 years.