Coronavirus: Thank you for the amazing support we have received from our customers during the last few months. Our office and factory are based in a rural area which has made it practical for us to remain open for business.
We are still able to despatch most of our products, however, coasters and placemats are still not available but we hope to offer these again soon.

Our despatch times are normal, but Royal Mail & Parcelforce delivery times are varying depending on location - some parcels arrive next day and others are taking up to 10 days, which we have no control over.

We will update this message as anything changes.

Memories of Blackburn

Are you the Jimmy Cooper of about the 1940s? I went to St Aidan's school in Mill Hill, and my aunt Janie was the wife of Jack Caton, the Rovers' chairman. From 1941, I was at Queen Elizabeth's, in Frobisher House, which is where I think we probably knew each other. I am now in Canada, via Australia.

I moved with my parents from Preston to Blackburn in 1946 We lived on Park Avenue off Shear Brow attended Four Lanes End CP School on Revidge Road where I was very happy My recollections of that school was a teacher called Mr Sharples who when he caught you whispering in class would throw the wooden board duster at (...Read full memory)

I am trying to make contact with any close family or friends of the late Bryan Sharples and his late wife Sarah (Sally) McKinnell. Bryan was born in Blackburn in 1932, served with the 11th Hussars in the Regimental Band and worked for Yates & Thomas. Sarah was born in Belfast in 1937 and they married (...Read full memory)

My first memory of the Infirmary is when I was four years old. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed because I was very, very deaf. After the operation I could hear but it would be many years before I learned that I only had hearing in one ear. When I was six I had another operation to remove a tumour from my neck. (...Read full memory)

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