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We are still able to despatch most of our products, however, the ones listed below (that are made by other manufacturers) will not be available for a while.

Tableware (Coasters & Placemats) and Wallpaper.

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.

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Caption for Colchester, The Asylum 1891: Heavily influenced by the baroque style of Hawksmoor, this fine building, now demolished, was built as the Victoria Hotel in 1843 to cash in on the arrival of the railway. Not a success, it closed to re-open in 1849 as an Asylum for Infant Idiots, later more tactfully renamed the Essex Hall Hospital.

An extract from Colchester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Colchester, the Asylum 1891

Hi I worked at Essex Hall when was 17 as a cadet nurse it was situated alongside North Station..Happy Days

Hi there, I have lived in Essex and Colchester on and off since 1964 but was unaware of exactly where the "asylum" building was - can anybody help me. It certainly looked the part...

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