Altrincham is close by. Home of many businesses, including Superetrader.
Called yesterday and arranged to pick it up directly from their offices.
It looks absolutely fantastic, but I haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet, so sorry no further Desire HD goodness.
But I just had to let you know that they do exist and are being shipped AND THAT I'VE GOT ONE
One interesting thing, which everyone may know except me, is that the screen protectors have a correct way to be applied, the corners are slightly different top and bottom (protective cover labels are at the bottom)
PS Thanks to everyone at Superetrader for there for their help.