Business continued in the same traditional way under Raymond Turner. Not only
Salter sticks but polo balls were in great demand throughout the world. Balls, both
bamboo and willow, were imported from India and Pakistan, and given the finishing
touches in Aldershot., including the addition of the Salter name to ensure the required
Every stick was made to suit individual requirements. In the workshop was a long
rack on which hung pattern sticks belonging to some of the best known players in
the world. The most treasured were those belonging to the Prince of Wales and the
Duke of Edinburgh, both of whom had granted Salter’s their Royal Warrants.
In the mid 1990’s on Raymond Turner’s retirement the business changed hands again,
this time to Sean Arnold Sporting Antiques of London.
With his own passionate interest and appreciation of sporting traditions, Sean visualised
the historic Salters’ premises as being the ideal setting for his own equally historic
and comprehensive collection.
Under the name J. Salter & Son production of sporting items began; Footballs, Rugby
Balls, Polo sticks, Cricket bats and balls, Football boots and Boxing equipment.
Items were handmade by experienced craftsmen using only the finest of woods and leather.
Literally thousands of items of the highest standard were created using the early
Salters’ catalogue as reference - each finished item bearing the trade name J, Salter
Within the original premises where J. Salter established his business in 1884,
there is now a polo museum dedicated to him as a tribute, alongside Sean Arnold’s
impressive collection of geniune sporting memorabilia, ephemera, and vintage leather
Viewing is possible but only by prior appointment.