Out of the rubble, pt. 1

Somewhere in the West Midlands is a start-up. Not your usual new-fangled start-up, this, but rather one which specialises in making old-fangled horn buttons — and, in so doing, becoming the first horn button-maker founded in the Midlands for a good couple of centuries.

Mind-boggling are the efforts needed to start making buttons: reassembling aeons-old button-making contraptions, and Yellow Paging workers and technicians still active and learned in button-making ways, to skim but the surface. Best leave them to it for now.