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.

Memories of Thirsk

My great grandmother was Mary Ann Gowland b.1849 d.1927, married John Stephenson 1868. They lived in Gowlands yard, Kirkgate, thirsk, which was yard to left of cross keys. Mary Ann and John had 8 children.

I spent my childhood in and around Thirsk, although living in the nearby village of Sowerby. Thirsk was where I went to secondary school. It is where we shopped and went to the cinema (there were two of them, The Regent and The Ritz). Teenage years saw me and my friends attending dances at the local town (...Read full memory)

I grew up in Bagby, moving there around 1988 and it holds some of the fondest memories for me. I lived in the village for 15 years before moving out of the area but I always make a point of driving through whenever I visit family close by. The village seems to have grown enormously, new houses near to The Greyhound which I believe has (...Read full memory)

My grandparents were married in St. Marys church in 1906 at that time my grand mother lived on Long St. with her family her maiden was Coates and her mothers maiden was Gowland and at some time in the past the Gowlands ran the Cross keys.

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