About Us

Golding Surplus is a real Military Surplus business owned by Paul and Melanie Golding.

We have 2 town centre stores in East Kent, one in Canterbury and one in Herne Bay.

Golding Surplus started by Paul in the general markets over 25 years ago with a small amount of stock piled in the boot of a borrowed ford fiesta using a rented table top stall. Paul and Melanie met on the markets and opened our first shop in Canterbury over 20 years ago carrying on in the markets and having a regular store at many major British festivals and shows including Glastonbury, Reading Festival, T in the Park, Brighton Pride, Military Odyssey and Thanet Air Show.

Our Herne Bay store opened nearly 15 years ago. Goldings is lucky enough to have a loyal and regular customer base. Some of our first customers who came to the markets and shops as children are now visiting us with their own children which is both satisfying and alarming as it only seems like yesterday we started.

We have always seen the importance of stocking genuine military surplus and trying to source and stock unusual and interesting items. Any new manufactured goods are of a high quality and offer the same good value as our military surplus.  

If you can't find what you want give us a call and we'll see if we can find it for you. Canterbury 01227 787899  or Herne Bay 01227 749141.

Canterbury store opening hours: mon-sat 9 - 5.30 Sunday 11 - 4

Herne Bay store opening hours: mon-sat  9 - 5, closed Thursday and Sunday.