Simon Penworth

Nickname:
Ebeneezer

Describe yourself in three words?
Slim, good-looking, snappy-dresser.

Where you born? Raised? Currently reside where?
Rock Ferry, Wirral.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A vet.

How do you like to spend your free time? Any hobbies?
Fly tying.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I have odd sized feet, one 9.5 and the other 10.

Finish this sentence: If I had a million pounds…
The worry would make me ill. I’d give it away.

How long have you been at Regal Pawn? How did you come to get involved in the business?
About two years. I just wandered in after I was released from the asylum.

What other jobs did you have before you worked at Regal?
I worked in retail.

Who is the most valuable asset to Regal Pawn? Why?
The customer, buying, selling and pawning.

What would you be doing with your life if you didn’t work at Regal Pawn?
I’d be driving for Lotus or riding for Harley Davidson (again!).

What’s the best thing about working at Regal?
The variety of stock and customers.

What’s the worst thing about working at Regal?
By jingo, a lot!

Tell us about a choice / funny / weird item to come through the doors of Regal Pawn. What happened?
A chap once brought in a partial human skeleton in a box. Its provenance was very shaky, and it all seemed very weird. I was worried that he had just been out with a shovel. No, we didn’t buy it! He wanted too much.

What item would you most like to have the chance to buy / own?
I can’t pick only one, so I’ll have to say a Faberge Egg, Holbein’s miniature of Anne of Cleves, and Henry VIII’s dagger.