Coronavirus: Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. Since our office and factory are in a rural area, our staff travel to work individually by car and we have enough space to maintain social distancing, so in consultation with our staff, we have decided to remain open for business unless government policy changes.
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.

Old Maps of Shirley

Historic Maps of Shirley and the local area.

I lived in Shirley (Skelcher Rd) from about 1956 to 1959 and often played in Shirley Park. I remember one time on this roundabout I was set on by a group of older boys who spun me round at high speed. Luckily my grandad and our dog turned up to take me back home for tea and the yobs all ran off. I fell off those swings a good few times too! Happy days.

This image shows Longmore Garage in the foreground. My friend Terry Stokes did his apprenticeship there. I spent many hours hanging out there and helping if I could. We also used their spark plug cleaner for cleaning the spark plugs that got fouled up on our Lambretta scooters. Charlie was the head (...Read full memory)