My youngest son Nelson has to take the credit for the name. Back in 2014 when he was 9, he wanted to sell his old toys, books and clothes to raise money for a new Toy Story figure. We agreed to do a garage sale at our home in Canterbury. Nelson set out making flyers and posters and delivered these around the neighbourhood. He called the garage sale “Albert & Edward Emporium” as he had just watched the film Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium. "Albert" and "Edward" came from the road we lived on in Canterbury and the road around the corner. So, together with my Dad, we had a very successful garage sale, Nelson selling his toys and me selling some of the things I had collected.
When I started doing local markets and events the event organiser asked what is your business called? So I thought back to the garage sale and said “Albert & Edward Emporium”. I have now dropped the “Emporium” and we are simply called Albert & Edward.